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Visual arts exhibit announced – INTERNATIONAL ORANGE: The Bridge Re-imagined

By August 14, 2012News

We’ve all admired and traversed that majestic national landmark in our own backyard. You know, the one painted in shades of what’s known as “international orange.” But now it’s time to see that gorgeous span through new eyes. [click on the INTERNATIONAL ORANGE logo below to see a gallery of works in progress.] Visit our INTERNATIONAL ORANGE web page by clicking here.

The San Francisco Arts Education Project, in cooperation with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy presents INTERNATIONAL ORANGE: The Bridge Re-imagined, a curated visual arts exhibition created by students from San Francisco public schools to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge

May 14-August 4, 2012
The Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Part of the “75 Tributes” program involving civic, cultural and educational organizations celebrating the legendary span across the Golden Gate Strait, INTERNATIONAL ORANGE allows San Francisco children, working with professional artists-in-residence in their public school classrooms, to creatively explore and re-imagine the national landmark in their own backyard.

More than 150 students from 12 participating elementary, middle and high schools around the city will display paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, collages, multimedia creations and more honoring the bridge as architecture, as art, as icon, as history, as metaphor, as gateway to imagination.

In collaboration with Artsource Consulting, the exhibit will feature as many visions of the Golden Gate Bridge as there are artists thinking about it in new and wildly creative ways. You think you’ve seen this famous span, but you should think again.

Veteran SFArtsED Artist-in-Residence Richard Olsen curates the exhibit, which will take place in the Mills Building as well as in “Bridge Galleries” – an array of galleries museums and alternative exhibition spaces – all over the city.

A very generous donor has pledged a $10,000 matching grant in support of the INTERNATIONAL ORANGE artists if we can raise $10,000 from our community. It’s easy to make a gift online. Click here to support the vision and imaginations of our young painters, sculptors, dreamers and bridge re-imaginers.

For more information about the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary, visit the official website.

Take a look at this gallery of INTERNATIONAL ORANGE artwork in progress from artists in elementary school, middle school and high school.