Opening Reception for Student Art Exhibition: Metamorphosis:
Works by Upper School Students from York Preparatory School
212.308.3118 / childmind.org
The Child Mind Institute's Student Art Project will launch its newest
exhibit on Sunday, January 12, with Metamorphosis: Works by Upper
School Students from York Preparatory School.
Working with the theme "metamorphosis," students at York Prep explored
the concept of personal transformation. Through diverse media, they
sought to understand both physical and psychological change. Students
drew inspiration from Surrealism as well as artists and photographers
whose work investigates similar themes. In doing so, they worked to
articulate their own identities and transform their internal sense of
self into concrete expressions.
The arts are critical to child development, academic success, and
promoting self-esteem and self-expression. And research has proven that
integrating the arts into healthcare settings creates a healing
environment, supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of
patients, and reduces stress and anxiety.
The 35-piece exhibition will be displayed at the Child Mind Institute
headquarters. The opening reception on Sunday, January 12th
from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. is open to the public and the exhibit can
also be viewed through mid-February by appointment.
The Child Mind Institute's headquarters also hosts a private collection
of contemporary and modern works by photographer Lillian Bassman and
artists Richmond Burton, Thomas Demand, Ellsworth Kelly, Ryan McGinness,
James Nares, Linda Sirow, Kiki Smith, Kenneth Noland, and Tam Van Tran
on permanent exhibit.
About the Child Mind Institute (childmind.org)
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care
for children everywhere. Founded by Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and Brooke
Garber Neidich, our organization is committed to finding more effective
treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building
the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and
their families with help, hope, and answers.
The Student Art Project is a gallery program dedicated to
displaying works of art created by student artists. We invite schools
from the New York metropolitan area to prepare an exhibition for our
gallery based on a theme chosen by their art teachers. Student pieces
are displayed prominently and each exhibition launches with an opening
reception for student artists, their families, and the entire school
community, hosted by the Child Mind Institute.
About York Prep
York Preparatory School is a fully accredited private co-educational
college preparatory day school located at 40 West 68th Street in the
Lincoln Center area of New York City. Founded by educators Ronald and
Jayme Stewart in 1969, York Prep's goal is to help students achieve
success while upholding academic excellence. 100% of York Prep's
graduating classes are accepted into college, with more than 85% of
students getting into their top choice. The Scholars and Jump Start
programs ensure that all students are appropriately challenged and
supported. Technology is integrated into every aspect of learning. For
more information about the school, please visit yorkprep.org.
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