The Lot

Summer Apprenticeship Program 2010: Tag and Repeat x2

July 30—October 2, 2010

Each summer, Artspace invites a Master Artist and a group of New Haven public high school students to work together to create a new work of art for the Summer Apprenticeship Program (SAP). This year, Artspace is pleased to invite New Haven-based artist, Cat Balco as our 10th Master Artist. Beginning in July, Balco and her 12 student apprentices will create two site-specific installations that use painting’s vernacular of color and form to explore the relationships between public and private space, and notions of individual and collective vision. As part of Cat’s project, the Summer Apprentices will design and install a series of colorful banners on the exterior wall of one of the buildings enclosing The Lot. Spanning the height of the 40-foot building, these vibrant stripes will transform The Lot into a creative outpost for residents and visitors alike.

In just three short weeks, this group will get to know each other, learn new art-making skills, and complete an ambitious installation connecting the Artspace gallery and The Lot. This is Cat Balco’s first public art installation–and the second SAP project installed in The Lot. Balco’s project will also be accompanied by a collaborative wall drawing at the Artspace gallery.

We would like to thank our twelve dedicated apprentices and three interns from the following institutions:

Apprentices: Summer Eckart, Leandre Henry, Bethanie Highsmith, and Maxx Spinelli (Cooperative Arts and Humanities), Ariel Maiorano (Educational Center for the Arts), Milcaly Rodriguez (High School in the Community), Margaret Dobroth, Alexandra Larson, and Sean O’Brien (The Sound School), Riana Rodgers (Wilbur Cross High School), Melissa Schmidt (Seymour High School), and Kadija Tyrrell (New Haven Academy).

Interns: Rachel Kobasa (Haverford College), Sarah Wendell-Raynold (Southern Connecticut State University), and Maggie Vaughn (University of Hartford).

Tag and Repeat x2 is organized by Liza Statton, Laura Marsh, and Courtney McCarroll, and is part of SAP, Artspace’s flagship educational program for New Haven public high school students with diverse interests in creative expression and collaboration. Artspace has received support for SAP from Ameriprise Financial, John Barrett and Barrett Outdoor Communications, The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Alex Marathas, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Peterson, Russell Rainbolt, and other private donors.