XHIBITART16 will run from Wednesday, April 20 to Sunday, May 1 at Papermill Gallery. The show is the ninth annual exhibition mounted by Danforth CTI visual arts students.
Carol Jokinen, assistant curriculum leader for visual arts at Danforth, met the gallery’s curator in 2008 while taking part in a group show. A last-minute cancellation provided a rare professional gallery opportunity for the students, and XHIBITART has now become an annual tradition.
Students taking part in the show learn every aspect of mounting an exhibition, from matting and framing to packing and delivering art to the gallery. Students from the school’s culinary arts and music departments take part in the opening reception.
“Senior students really learn about the business of art in putting on this show,” said Jokinen. “Students do come away with a greater understanding of the appropriate standards and conventions for presenting work in a professional gallery.”
XHIBITART16 will kick off with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. Papermill Gallery is at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Check out a preview of student work below: