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Art Events at Cultivate

The Cultivate Education and Exhibitions Team are proud to share a variety of art events and gallery programs throughout the year. 

 

These programs specifically share opportunities for free art making and exploration, invite deeper study into art history, critique, or contemporary art study, or life drawing studies.  

Artist Critique and Portfolio Review Days

The Artist Critique and Portfolio Review Days are where we share in critique and conversation about our work and assess our portfolios in preparation for a job, a gallery proposal, art colleges, or in continuation of a body of work.  Critiques and art criticism are a vital assessment tool for development and growth in the arts. By cultivating an atmosphere that encourages artistic risk-taking, we empower both artists and community members to advance their skills to advance to higher cognitive and creative levels. Such exercise has the potential to make art lessons more enjoyable and culturally relevant and to sharpen students’ perceptual skills and heighten their appreciation of the visual world around them. 

Our critiques will serve the following purposes: 

Grant the artist the opportunity to describe their work

Hold a kind, but constructive space and conversation for analysis of the art with the artist and group

Conversation about the interpretation of the piece(s) or body of work from the artist

Reviewing the work(s) with personal thoughts and assessment ​​

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