Art Reach

April 8 - May 1, 2016

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 8, 6pm

About the Exhibition

Please join us to celebrate the work of Art Reach students on Friday, April 8 from 6-8pm; participants work across disciplines and media, realizing self-designed projects in coding, game design, graphic novels, animation, printmaking—including linocut, silkscreen, lithography, etching and monoprint—painting, mixed-media and drawing, with teaching artists Tracey Anderson and Vicky Tomayko.

Art Reach is: Liam Baker, Nathan Balk-King, Hannah Capra, Eva Dewitt, Julian Draz, Spencer Friend, Annie Lamb, Jessica Leger-Winkfield, Allegra Martin, Kaleigh Mason, Parker Mumford, Maeve Noone-Price, Jesse Peterson, Hannah Richardson, Kaden Rogers, Sam Starobin, Keith Taylor, Christopher Vaughan, Russell Vujs, and Jonathan Young. Students come from the 8 towns along the Outer Cape, Provincetown to Harwich and Brewster.

Art Reach is a free multidisciplinary afternoon immersion program offered by the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), providing substantive arts and humanities education for youth aged 13 years and up. Art Reach combines a project-based, youth-centered curriculum with time to connect, and to realize individualized projects. Sessions take place in PAAM’s Museum School studios, museum galleries, and media library. The two-semester program runs October through mid-May, and meets four afternoons per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Transportation is provided and youth may register for one or both semesters. No special skills are required to participate.

Art Reach combines structure and freedom. “Fun” is the word most often used to describe the program. Planned activities, traditional studio art sessions, and digital media workshops include: game play, theory and design; printmaking, painting and figure drawing; film-viewing; gallery visits and lectures on art; music composition; graphic novels; video productions; and visits to artists’ studios. Creative collaborations are encouraged, and a desire to participate is the only requirement. The program supports the development of individual interests and passions, self-determination, and peer-to-peer teaching. Participants may join for a semester, or stay with the program over a period of years.

PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation; Shirl Roccapriore; Provincetown Community Compact and the Provincetown Swim for Life; an anonymous donor; Keith Hayes and Teresa Townsend; Barbara Anthony; and Sean McCabe and the Provincetown 10K. PAAM collaborates with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts and Cape Cod Regional Technical School to provide accessible programming of the highest caliber. For more information on PAAM’s youth programs visit youth-education or contact