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smART show - Opening Reception

smART show - Opening Reception

May 20, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dutton Family Gallery @ RAFFMA
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The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) in collaboration with the Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School present smARTshow. A conceptual 4th grade art show by Dr. Oraib Mango, Professor of World Languages & Literatures and Mr. William Beshears, a fourth-grade GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) teacher at the Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School. This exhibition will be on display at the RAFFMA Dutton Family Gallery from May 21-27, 2022, with an opening reception on Friday, May 20 at 5 p.m.

The smARTshow will be this academic year’s final presentation piece of the collaborative AL NAJM program, founded by Dr. Mango and Mr. Beshears. The two educators created AL NAJM to bring college-level thinking to elementary school students, increase student agency, and create a more engaging educational experience for the students’ families. 

This year’s theme introduced students to Conceptual Art through the development of thought-provoking paintings, sculptures, and performative art. The final exhibition will showcase the fourth-grade class's motivation to experiment, take creative risks, and challenge norms through art.  

ON DISPLAY : MAY 21 - MAY 27, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 20 at 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Special Thanks: The Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, Office of Community Engagement, Department of World Languages and Literatures, and the families of the Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School.