Art Exploration at Hope Academy

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This is our eighth year partnering with Hope Academy during their summer session through our Art Exploration program for 85 middle school students and 10 high school interns. The purpose of the program is to offer a creative platform for students to explore and unleash their creative voices and our theme is “created2create!” We’ve just completed the first 2 weeks with our interns and you can check out the pics below. We have a great team of Artist Mentors this year (Click their names to see bio and photo):

SongwritingBeck Nebel – interns: Jahnyiya Turner and Annie Pearce

PhotographyRaygen Brown – interns: Angie Torres and Abigail Carlisle

FilmmakingJosh Chitwood – interns:  Cadi Kite and Anni Lira

TheaterChrista Lachell – interns: Jalen Cleaves and Ennaoj Reed

Visual ArtDelphin Starr – interns: Kissely Portillo and Sumaii Gemechu

Weeks 3-4 take place at Hope Academy and Artist Mentors are working with middle school students and have the high school interns as their class assistants. The Community Showcase is Thursday, July 5th at 7:30pm at the Hope Academy Chapel and we invite you to join us to celebrate the creative achievements of these talented students! Everyone is welcome and admission is free!


Hope Academy: 2300 Chicago Ave Minneapolis MN, 55404 (click for map)


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”