"A Spark of Hope"

presented by Carmel Arts Council

An exhibition featuring art works by Carmel High School students will hold its opening night in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street, in downtown Carmel on July 1, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be open from July 2 to August 28 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and during the 2nd Saturday Gallery Walks in the Arts & Design District from 5-9 p.m.

This exhibit is unique because Carmel High School students, Sabra Binder and Kiki Koniarias will act as its curators. These two students conceived the theme of the exhibit and will portray this theme through artwork selected from works by Carmel High School students whose artistic talents will be on display as it would be in a professional art gallery.

The CAC’s student curators have benefited from the tutelage of IMA curator and CAC member, Harriet Warkel. Through her expertise and guidance Sabra and Kiki have learned what is expected of a curator.

The images portray life at its most raw and embrace the dual nature of living; from failure to triumph and from insecurity to confidence. Viewers will see images that parallel the character of life with its ups and downs that act to enable constant growth.

The Carmel Arts Council is pleased to offer this student-driven exhibit through its Emerging Curator Program. This program, initiated in 2014, offers local high school students an opportunity to investigate career paths in the field of art gallery and museum curation. It also gives high school art students a chance to compete for gallery space in an art exhibition.