Hope Art Exploration 2017

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We just wrapped up our 7th annual Art Exploration Program at Hope Academy and once again it was an incredible experience! The program took place during Hope’s summer session June 12 – July 7 and this year’s theme was “Created 2 Create.” For the first two weeks, 11 high school interns worked with 5 Artist Mentors at the IA Studios in video, photography, music, speed painting and theater. Then during weeks 3-4 the interns became the class assistants in those same 5 classes for 75 middle school students. Hope teachers also offered 3 additional class options for 25 more students including animation, creative writing and wood-working. The whole program was capped off with a Showcase Celebration where students presented their creative work for about 225 friends and family members. You can check out some of their creative accomplishments below.


Artist Mentor – Amanda Ryrholm

Interns – Angie + Abby

Photography Showcase 2017 from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.



Artist Mentor – Samara Ehlke

Interns -Isaiah + Marin

The Monarch from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.

Killer Candy from Inverted Arts on Vimeo.



Artist Mentor – Mark Collier

Assistant (2017 Scholarship Recipient) Shevon Greene

Interns – Elijah + Makayla


Artist Mentor Christa Lachell

Interns – Olanta + Luke

Speed Painting

Artist Mentor – Delphin Niyonkuru

Interns – Kalista + Kissley

More Showcase Photos

legacy_logo_cmyk-e1304537049458MRAC-logo-(color)2This 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.