Details for the Hardy’s 2018
Exposure to Creativity Program Announced
Gibraltar High School students will participate in free art workshops during the month of March
For one day during the school year students step away from the black and white of their curriculum and spend 6 hours exercising their right brain in unique ways. Through the efforts of their own Gibraltar High School and Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) Program in partnership with The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc. (The Hardy Gallery) students are divided into 17 art workshops scattered across the Peninsula for a day of Exposure To Creativity. ETC is the core youth educational program of the Hardy Gallery, which aims to provide students with an outlet to explore their creativity. The 2018 program is set to launch on March 8. 17 artists will be partnering with the non-profit organization to spend one full day with the high school students.
Artists contributing to the 2018 program are Reneé Schwaller, Suzanne Rose, Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka, Lucy Hodkiewicz, Terry Murphy, Vanessa Andrews, Tate Bunker, Beau Thomas, Kate Roth, Nathan Hatch, Alan and Karin Kopischke, Nancy Akerly, Deanna Clayton, Gary Chaudior, Coleen Bins, Kelly Bresnahan, and Liza Wiemer
The ETC program was established in 2007 in collaboration with Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) and pairs Gibraltar High School students with local artists and individuals working in other creative professions for specialized learning in a variety of media. 17 workshops will be offered this year, which includes fashion design, creative writing, ceramics, metalsmithing, filmmaking, screen-printing, digital photography, songwriting, glass casting, woodturning, paper arts, graphic design, graffiti art, improvisational acting, and sculpture.
With these workshops, the goal is not only to expose the students to the vastness of the art world and how it can be applied to every facet of life, but also to expose them to their own community and what the arts offer and do for everyone here. At the end of the day, the goal is to provide these students with an environment of encouragement and support to let go of their inhibitions and stimulate their creativity.
The ETC Program is funded in part by the grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts and The Oneida Nation Arts Program Seed Grant Program (funded in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board). The Hardy is proud to partner with The Clearing Folk School (Ellison Bay), The Peninsula School of Art (Fish Creek) and Write On Door County (Juddville), three local non-profit arts organizations who desire to contribute to Door County’s robust cultural community and who, together, are working towards mutual educational goals.