Art on theMART is establishing a new ongoing partnership with Chicago Public Schools and its All-City Visual Arts Program.
The first joint project will showcase the artwork of select Chicago Public School (CPS) seniors on the façade of theMART as part of a new animated projection entitled Hope is a Light: Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2021 to be shown as part of Art on theMART’s late spring program, May 20 – June 26, 2021, run nightly. The initiative is a partnership between Art on theMART, Chicago Public Schools, the All-City Visual Arts (ACVA) Program, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with support from iHeartRadio.
“We are pleased to partner with Chicago Public Schools to amplify the students’ creativity on our large-scale canvas that is free and accessible to visitors,” said Cynthia Noble, executive director of Art on theMART. “We are inspired by the incredible dedication, focus and innovation of the CPS Class of 2021, particularly during these challenging times. We hope that this is only the first iteration of a rich partnership with CPS.”
“We are thrilled by this opportunity for our students to have their artwork exhibited as a part of this highly-regarded public art program,” said Julia deBettencourt, Executive Director of Arts Education for Chicago Public Schools. “Our students have tremendous artistic talent and our partnership with Art on theMART will provide our graduating seniors with a unique and unprecedented opportunity to share their creative voices with the public.”