Not Just Another Pretty Face (2009) - Leia Bell
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Modeled after a dynamic program developed by the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Not Just Another Pretty Face encourages a new, diverse group of people to envision themselves as patrons of contemporary art, while cultivating lasting relationships between artists and patrons. As part of the NJPAF program, patrons can meet artists, visit their studios, follow their careers and garner inspiration from their creative insights, ideas and art-making processes. It is through this personal relationship that Not Just Another Pretty Face encourages active and enthusiastic patronage. Artists who received commissions worked collaboratively with patrons. While the program title, Not Just Another Pretty Face, implies portraiture as the primary subject, artists and patrons were encouraged to consider traditional representation as well as artworks that push past conventional forms. And in this project, participants created new relationships that required both artists and patrons to consider how art could become a personal and shared vision. Exhibition held in the Street Gallery space.
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