May 15–July 31, 2005
This exhibition presents artwork created by youth working with ArtsConnect artists in residence. The ArtsConnect program is a vehicle for inspiring creativity, exploration, and learning for youth in nontraditional settings throughout Santa Clara County. ArtsConnect brings together two of Santa Clara Valley’s greatest resources: youth (ages 12-18) and professional artists. Artists’ residencies take place in a variety of settings, typically lasting between one and seven months.
They may be repeated each year for several years, giving all involved a sense of continuity. The ArtsConnect program is also produced in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Office of Education (Alternative Schools). The de Saisset Museum, in partnership with ArtsConnect, serves as the venue for the program on an annual basis. This exhibition represents the seventh year of this important collaboration.