The kiddies show
Curated by Sara Magaletta

On View: May 28, 2005 through June 4, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28, 2005, from 2- 4pm

The:artist:network presents the kiddies show, an exhibition of works by the
children of the educational program artkid. This project represents a unique
collaboration between artists and children, exploring and celebrating the
burgeoning creative energies of its younger community.

At the artist:network premises, kids take part in workshops involving
printmaking, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and multi media, and
receive inspiration and guidance from professional artists. the kiddies show is
the culmination of these weekly workshops.

The artists in the exhibition, all between the grades of 1 and 5, come from diverse
backgrounds. This show gives an expressive voice to those young members of
the:artist:network's extended community for whom contemporary art will play
an important role. All the children in the show are part of an intrinsic network
involving the:artist:network and its affiliates. Whether they are children of artists
who have shown at the gallery or students at the local school, all exhibitors are part
of a unique and specific relationship with the wider New York arts community. 

The kiddies show, organized by the:artist:network, will provide a rare
opportunity for the work of our young artists to be shown in a professional
environment. In order to facilitate the viewing of the work by a younger audience, 
the art will be shown just 36 inches from the floor. Not only will the kiddies show
allow the artists themselves to see their work hung in a public space, it will also
spread an awareness among New York’s art community of the importance of
nurturing and promoting these future talents.