Self-Potraits Inspired by Alberto Giacometti

June 21 – August 5, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Opening reception: June 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

As part of an educational outreach program with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Central Piedmont Community College  will display a series of self-portraits created by Mallard Creek High School students that were inspired by a special exhibition at the museum, “Giacometti: Memory and Presence.”

The Bechtler exhibition showcased Giacometti’s life and career, portraying him as one of the most recognized 20th century modernists. The class of 17 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students visited the museum to view the artist’s works in person.  During the visit, students were able to examine each Giacometti piece in detail, including the many techniques the artist used to create each work of art. Following the field trip, the high school students were able to return to their Advanced Visual Arts class and apply the same artistic methods to their own self-portraits.

Please join us in honoring these CMS students at an opening reception on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-7.  Vice President of programming and research, Christopher Lawing, will give a short presentation.

Special thanks goes to Erica Somerwitz, School and Community Programs Manager at the Becthler, Beth Lasure, Mallard Creek High School Advanced Visual Art instructor, and Ginny Boyd, teaching artist-in-residence at the Bechtler Museum.