Knowing Me Knowing You explores the identities, perspectives, and personal experiences of young creators. It is an intimate look at narrative-based artwork complemented by journal-like entries, sketches, progress logs, and photographs. Some artists are presenting singular works, and others are showing a collection of finished pieces surrounded by the evidence of their thoughts and creative processes, as manipulated by the world around them. Join us for a glimpse of the current generation. The exhibition will embrace a wide variety of media, including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Original works will be raffled off and auctioned to benefit the Children’s Art Guild (https://www.childrensartsguild.org), a New York City based organization determined to help children transcend expectations and disadvantages in order to explore and develop their creativity and artistic drives through education.
Take a peek at the motives of painters, photographers, writers, poets, filmmakers, draftsmen and women, and all other people of creative ambition. Discover those who escape reality for an alternative motive and those who curiously indulge with all its grandeur. Judge those as romantics and cynics, but then dissect the intention within their muse. Some are childlike spirits, and others may appear to the contrary. Explore all the unique complications of individual identity – and think to yourself; What are the subtleties of your character? What makes you tick? What angers you, excites you, aggravates, and then quickly drains you? What has facilitated your creative expression, and what has hindered your growth? Compare that to the culmination of artwork on our wall, then judge as you may… for everyone has a unique story to tell.