Established artists and young people came together through the Art Mentorship Program (AMP) to produce work in a variety of mediums.
On Thursday, April 16 the City of Victoria Youth Council (CVYC) celebrated the completion of its Art Mentorship Program (AMP) by hosting an art reception in City Hall’s foyer.
AMP brought together professional artists and youth, between the ages of 14 and 19, for a two-month visual arts mentorship. Over a year ago, the CVYC heard from the community that young people lacked information about pursuing art as a career and determined that mentorship would be the most impactful way to engage younger and older individuals.
AMP facilitated some very creative and collaborative work. One participant remarked that his mentor taught him how to work with street art and graffiti in new ways, while another student purchased a full sized front door to use as a canvas.
The reception, Generation Collaboration, was attended by over 200 members of the community and featured the work of seven young artists. City Hall’s foyer was transformed in to a gallery and the Pedal Box Art Gallery (a mobile art gallery created by the CVYC two years ago) made an appearance as well. Supporters of the event included Silk Road, Starbucks, Metropol and the City of Victoria.
Generation Collaboration was also featured in the Times Colonist and on Exhibit Victoria’s Youtube page.
To view more photos please visit our website at http://cvyc.ca/amp.
BCHC coordinates the City of Victoria Youth Council, which offers opportunities for civic engagement for youth who live, work, hang out or go to school in the City of Victoria. Read more about the program here...