Student-run gallery encourages support for local artists

Student-run gallery encourages support for local artists

PROVO, UT – Artcetera, a student-run art gallery at the Provo Mall, is bringing a new face to the Provo art community.

Provo High School partnered with Provo Towne Centre in April to open a non-profit art gallery that is run by the students, for the students, said Provo High School art teacher and director of Artcetera, James Rees.

The gallery features artwork ranging from Kindergarten students to Provo High alumni. These young artists include J. Kirk Richards, Abigale Palmer and Hayley Francis.  Many Provo High students have experience curating art shows in other venues, such as the Woodbury Art Museum in the Orem University Mall, where students are in charge of everything from creating the art to marketing the event.

The goal of the gallery is to bring college and high school students back to the mall to engage with the community, shop with their families and support their fellow artists.

You’ll hear from Mr. Rees, like, ‘Oh, someone wanted to buy your work,'” said Danielle Corbet, a Provo High junior. “It’s weird to think that something that you’ve made could end up in the house of someone you don’t know.” 

The gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Workshops will be available.

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