An exhibition of artworks by students at the Arlington Career Center – called “Destruction” – will be on view during June at Gallery Underground, a Crystal City art gallery maintained by the Arlington Artists Aliance.
“We partnered with the Career Center to not only represent Arlington’s diverse community through art, but also to use our resources to teach students what it takes to be an artist in the real world,” alliance executive director Christina Papanicolaou said.
Career Center teacher Christina Ascani and Arlington Artists Alliance members helped students with behind-the-scenes aspects of exhibitions, from curating the event to framing works and pricing arts. Proceeds from commissions at the show will be donated to the Career Center for the purchase of art supplies.
The exhibition will run from May 31 to June 24 at the gallery, 2100 Crystal Drive in the Shops at Crystal City. An opening reception is slated for Friday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
For information, see the Website at www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.