Express Yourself: Here and Now
Express Yourself: Here and Now
Wednesday, November 2, 2011– Friday, January 13th, 2012
Reception: Thursday November 10, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Carol Grillo Art Gallery and the Desnoyers Arts Overlook
Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: November 23 – 28, December 22, 2011 - January 3, 2012 and January 11, 2012.
Endicott College – Center for the Arts, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
All events are free and open to the public.
Beverly, MA --Endicott College is pleased to announce the Express Yourself: Here and Now exhibit, which is on display from Wednesday, November 2, 2011 through Friday, January 13, 2012 in the Carol Grillo Art Gallery and the Desnoyers Overlook in Endicott College’s, Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. In addition to the exhibition, Endicott College will host a reception on Thursday, November 10th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Special performances during the reception will include music by Stan Strickland and jazz artists, the Express Yourself Drummers, and a live performance painting by noted California artist Nancy Ostrovsky to be sold at the event. Opportunities to join in Express Yourself drumming will make this an exciting and fun filled evening. The exhibit, reception and events are free and open to the public.
Express Yourself, a Beverly-based arts and education organization, has won numerous awards and recognitions for their work with young people. Most notably, they were a recipient of the 2009 Coming Up Taller Award, presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and support outstanding community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America's young people and provide them learning opportunities and chances to contribute to their communities. Express Yourself was one of only 15 organizations nationally and internationally to win the award in 2009. Express Yourself drummers were the only youth chosen to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. before noted celebrities including Kal Penn, Edward Norton, Alfre Woodard, and George C. Wolfe.
Express Yourself immerses young people in the creative world of music, dance, and visual arts and empowers these youth with life changing results. Since 1989, over 2,600 underserved youth in the community and young people in Department of Mental Health facilities have worked collaboratively with artists and celebrities, spending a full year creating set designs, visual art, and performance pieces for their grand celebration and exhibition. Pieces in the Here and Now exhibit reflect the work of over 600 young people who worked with Express Yourself throughout the year. The artworks were part of the set design and backdrop for the culminating, grand performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater in May, which featured 150 youth and celebrity artists.
Endicott College is a collaborator and supporter of Express Yourself. The Co-Directors, Stan Strickland and Paula Conrad, are instructors in Endicott’s Master of Education in Arts and Learning degree program, and they have provided visiting artist lectures and performances for the Endicott community and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The Creative Arts Therapy Students at Endicott work on a special project with the artists and youth of Express Yourself creating a set piece that is included in the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater, and in this exhibit.
The Express Yourself Artists:
Stan Strickland, Co-Director, Paula Conrad, Co-Director, Barbara Keiter, Visual Arts
Kristi Jeffers, Emily Getchell, Everardo Garcia, Shawn Paul Filtranti, Shayla Kaufman, Neil Wilkins
Miles Herter, Kara Fili (Endicott graduate), Carla Hollett, Laura Tanguay, Endicott Intern
For more information on the Express Yourself: Here and Now exhibit, please contact Kathleen J. Moore, 978-232-2655 or email email@example.com. Our website is: www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. For more information about Express Yourself please contact Director Paula Conrad 978-852-7947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Master and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,200 undergraduate and more than 2,400 adult and graduate students