Expanding the Field is an arts advancement opportunity for local students who are serious about their futures in the arts. We are currently seeking rising high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors of African-American, Latinx, and/or Native American heritages, as well as any student who identifies as a person of color, a to apply for free classes, mentorship, networking, and facilities access at Flower City Arts Center. The Expanding the Field program supports access to visual arts resources—increasing the healthy diversity of college-level visual arts programs and future leadership in the professions of Ceramics, Printmaking, and Photography. Accepted students choose one class or workshop per quarter during the 2022-2023 school year and in summer 2022. Accepted students will be invited to continue these free classes or workshops through their senior year. A transportation subsidy is available. Please visit the FREE application online (and program release form), or contact Rashaad at email@example.com for more details.
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Expanding the Field, 2019-20
This photographic exhibition is about how light can inform an image. The students were given 3 objectives to achieve: Long Exposure, Silhouette, and Spotlight. These images were photographed during a 2-day street photography workshop taught by Courtney Thomas Jr. at Flower City Arts Center.
Carina Christman - School of the Arts
Zene Kelley - The Harley School
Eva Heroux - Our Lady of Mercy
Va’Shaun Wright-Glover - Integrated Arts and Technology HS
Gabrielle Heavey - West Irondequoit HS
Naimah Muhammad - Homeschooled by Mrs. Kadara Muhammad
Rashaad Parker – Community Outreach Coordinator FCAC
Thank you to Rochester Area Community Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul, and the New York State Legislature for supporting this program in Rochester.