Friday, June 15, 2012

Cook Arts Center Students Participate in SiTE:LAB

This weekend Blandford Nature Center is hosting its second year of SiTE:LAB, a roving project that creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between the art, education, business and cultural communities of Grand Rapids. This SiTE:LAB is a very special one though, because for the first time some of it's featured artists are as young as six years old.

Those six year olds are part of a group of 15 students from the Cook Arts Center who, over the past ten weeks, worked on creating and installing a site-specific installation for this weekend's SiTE:LAB event at Blandford. For more information on the project, check out the article in The Rapidian or head over to Blandford Nature Center this weekend to see it for yourself tonight from 5-11pm or tomorrow, June 16th, from 12-5pm.

Cook Arts Center staff and students stop working for a moment to get their picture taken. From left to right: Artist T'Alyne, Program Director Steffanie Rosalez, Students Nancy A., Donny H., Avelycia O., Intern Ashley Currey, and Student (in front) Shirley H.