Major group exhibit showcasing visual arts achievements of college-bound seniors

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Major group exhibit showcases visual arts achievements of college-bound seniors
                                                            
MIAMI --- With a dynamic exhibition showcasing more than forty remarkable pieces of art, 29 visual arts graduating seniors will conclude their tenure at New World  2011 NWSA Visual Arts high school gradsSchool of the Arts as High School students. The exhibition will be presented to the public on Friday, June 3 with an opening reception at the NWSA Artseen Gallery, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 2215 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood. The show will remain open through Thursday, June 30 and it is free and open to the public. 

“It’s an exceptional show that demonstrates the extraordinary level of artistic maturity of our graduating class” said Maggy Cuesta, dean of the visual arts program at NWSA. “These students are highly creative and continually excel - not just because of their technique, but also because they are willing to experiment with their art. They are conceptual artists who produce artwork well beyond what is expected at such young age.”

Curated by Cuesta and visual arts faculty Tom Wyroba and Michael Loveland, the exhibition will showcase pieces representative of the students’ works over the year. Disciplines showcased include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, video, and performance. 

Cuesta also confirmed that all graduating students have been accepted to renowned universities across the nation to continue their field of study. Moreover, nineteen seniors have received full four-year scholarships, including room and board and additional funds for books and supplies, valued at more than $200,000 each. “In total, the high school senior class of 2011 has received close to $10 million in scholarship offers to attend the top arts universities in our nation, an unprecedented record for our school” stated Cuesta. Some of the universities that will be claiming NWSA students include Cooper Union; Art Center; Kansas City Art Institute; Rhode Island School of Design; and MICA.

New World School of the Arts (NWSA) was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

Further information regarding NWSA’s Visual Arts Program is available by calling (305) 237-3597, or at nwsa.mdc.edu