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Exhibition Opening

2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition Opening

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5–8 pm

Anika Fors (Williamsville East High School). Peter Rabbit Lake. Digital photograph.


Please join us for the opening of the 2014 AK Teens: Future Curators Exhibition—A Study in Action/Reaction—featuring artwork created by high school students from Western New York and Ontario, Canada, and organized by the 2014 Future Curators. All events are free and open to the public. Parking is $3 for all guests. 

5–8 pm
Exhibition on View
Gallery for Small Sculpture 

5:30 pm
Opening Remarks
Introduction by Curator of Education and Community Engagement Jessica DiPalma
Remarks by Albright-Knox Art Gallery Board President Tom Hyde, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén, First Niagara President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Crosby, and 2014 Future Curator Jess Trainor
Sculpture Court 

6–7 pm
Tours with the 2014 Future Curators
Meet at the Gallery for Small Sculpture

6–7 pm
Live Music Featuring a String Quartet from Williamsville East High School
Sculpture Court

6–7:30 pm
AK Café

6:30–7:30 pm
Live Music by Swing Theory, a Jazz Duo from Williamsville East High School
AK Café

7–7:45 pm
Future Curator–led Art Activity for All Ages: “Create Your Own Action/Reaction”
Education Classrooms

About the 2014 Future Curators

The 2014 Future Curators team is made up of twenty-one students in grades eleven and twelve: Sydney Bryk (Lewiston-Porter High School), Connor Caso (Lewiston- Porter High School), Lissette DeJesus (PS 195: Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts), Sarah Fenn (Nichols School), Anika Fors (Williamsville East High School), Clare Galbo (Nardin Academy), Steve Goehrig (Canisius High School), Kari Karsten (Niagara Wheatfield High School), Yeojin Kim (Williamsville East High School), Claire Martin (Iroquois High School), Sienna Martinez (Lewiston-Porter High School), Almisah McAllister (Amherst High School), Jack Nelson (Amherst High School), Rose Rivera (Charter School for Applied Technologies), Megan Rogers (Lewiston-Porter High School), Jess Rohl (Williamsville East High School), Mitch Stepien (Williamsville East High School), Jess Trainor (Kenmore West High School), Erin Vecchies (Lewiston-Porter High School), Teddy Wieleba (Kenmore West High School), and Lily Zenger (Nardin Academy). 

Beginning in January 2014, this dynamic team has been learning what goes on behind the scenes at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and using the museum’s collection to discover new ways of looking at art. They are pleased to present the culmination of their experience, the 2014 AK Teens: Future Curators exhibition, A Study in Action/Reaction. Learn More about the AK Teens: Future Curators Program

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.