Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

Works from DPL & DAM After-School Art Program on View through May 26

The 2015 Denver Public Library Plaza Program is a collaborative after-school art program produced by the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Public Library. The DAM has partnered with DPL for over ten years to bring monthly art and creative projects to children at various library branches throughout the school year. Each artmaking project is inspired by objects in the Denver Art Museum’s collections and supports children exploring artists’ creative processes and their own creativity. This program predominately serves immigrant communities at 11 local library branches—Athmar, Barnum, Byers, Ford-Warren, Rodolfo Gonzales, Hadley, Hampden, Montbello, Schlessman, Valdez-Perry, Woodbury—to lift the voice of Denver's diverse families.

The 2014−15 Denver Public Library Plaza Program is culminating in a student art showcase at the Denver Art Museum from May 12−26. All student artwork is displayed in the museum’s North Building on the lower level. We congratulate all of these young artists involved in the showcase and encourage all visitors, including the artists and their families, to enjoy the inspiring artworks. Admission tickets to the museum aren't necessary.

See more views of student artworks here.

Kristina Mahoney is the manager of teacher and school outreach programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Kristina has been at the DAM since 2010 and her favorite artwork that has been on view here is Still Men Out There, Bjorn Melhus.