"LeAp Students Meet With World-Renowned Artists"
LeAp’s Public Art Program engages students in 10 schools to explore social issues in their communities, study the history, practice and power of public art, and ultimately create a final artwork expressing themselves on important community issues using a school lunchroom table as a canvas. These 10 beautiful and meaningful artworks comprise the largest student exhibition in the history of NYC parks and the first to span five boroughs—summer 2011. Please join us for the opening of the exhibition and meet our student artists on Thursday, May 19th at 11:30am at Union Square Park (south side on 14th Street).
As part of LeAp’s Public Art Program, student artists from 10 schools citywide met with internationally-renowned guest artists to discuss their life and work. We are honored that this year’s guest artists include Christo, Julian Schnabel, Milton Glaser, Vito Acconci, Audrey Flack, Tom Otterness, Christopher Wool, Will Ryman, Emma Amos, Julie Heffernan and Seth Wulsin.