Earlier this evening Raw Art Works supporters and alumni gathered at the Blue Ox to celebrate the opening of In a Word.
In RAW’s 2013 exhibit, “In a Word,” our young artists unearthed words not commonly used and created new words that described issues, situations, and qualities that our current words do not capture. RAW’s high school portfolio development group, entitled CORE, answered the question, “What three-letter word represents what you value in your life?” CORE artists were challenged through observational drawing to depict their own hands in sign language. While capturing the gestures that spelled out their three-letter word, they also created a composition and a poem to further describe how the word related to them.
Tonight’s opening also included a poetry reading by RAW alumn Gladys Hidalgo.