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WPHS Art At Target Gallery

The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery presents an exhibition of work from the 2013 participants of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Mentorship Program. In the Mentorship Program, a volunteer artist from the Torpedo Factory Artists Association is paired with an art student from West Potomac and T.C. Williams high schools. The students shadow their mentor artist throughout the year, absorbing artistic experiences and insights. The mentor instructs the student on what is involved in being a professional artist and also advises the student on his or her work. For a final project, the mentor helps the student create a piece of art which is displayed. The exhibit runs now through Sunday, April 7.

On Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a reception honoring the students and their artist mentors. The reception, in which students will receive awards and display their projects, will be held in the Target Gallery of the Torpedo Factory. The Mentorship Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Inc., administered by Susan Lightsey.

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West Potomac student Tanya Quinteros drops off her art work for the show at the Target Gallery. With Tanya is her mentor Mirella Belshe.

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A portrait of Frida Kahlo made of buttons by Tanya Quinteros.

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Sara Bertram shows two of her pieces with her mentor Jamaliah Morais. Sara worked on The Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, referring to four plants: the orchid, the bamboo, the chrysanthemum, and the plum blossom. The series using Japanese calligraphy forms the basis for all Asian brush strokes.

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Mentorship program administrator Susan Lightsey talks with Jamaliah Morais in the Gallery.

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West Potomac student Emma Schmidt brings in her work for the show. With Emma is Target Gallery director Allison Nance.