In our 4th year, The Blooming Artists Project connects student artists with master artists from the St. Louis area. Students from 6 area school districts in grades 3-12 created works of art in their classroom and submitted their photos and statements. Master artists who have made a name for themselves and have influenced art within our community were each paired with a student and then asked to connect with that young artist. The master artist ultimately creates a work of art inspired by their student’s piece. The project culminates in a formal gallery opening displaying both the student’s and master’s work side by side. The mentors and students reunite to share the inspired results of this experience. Both mentor and student artists gain so much by this artistic connection.
This season of the Project is sponsored by a grant from Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, the Greater St. Louis Art Association, Artmartt, and will be held at 1900 Park.