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Working in teams of two, eight high school students of varying media practices conceived, developed and produced a video installation in response to one of the alumni works. The bold contrast in disciplines between the source works and the students' response sharpens focus on the students' core ideas, expression, and quality of production.

The exhibition was staged at ArtSeen in the heart Miami's Wynwood arts district during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011.

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The Alumni Artists:

Hernan Bas
"To me my work is only as interesting as what follows it, this is a fun sneak peek at that."

Loriel Beltran
"We are getting too used to seeing art though images and documentation, and I think it's going to be great for students to respond to a piece by physically engaging with it."

Jen Stark
"I decided to participate in "A Piece of Me" to be more connected with the Miami community and hopefully inspire and be inspired by these artists."

Michael Vasquez
"I have agreed to participate in "A Piece of Me" because it is both exciting and important to me that the scope and span of New World School of the Arts' talent be displayed and presented during Art Basel to the art world's top tastemakers."

Hernan Bas
"The New Willingness"
2003, watercolor on paper, 30x22 inches
(courtesy of Snitzer Gallery )

Loriel Beltran
"I admire the perfection of industrial processes"
2008, bark on metal structure, 48x45x94 inches
(courtesy of Snitzer Gallery )

Jen Stark
2009, hand-cut paper on wood backing, 34x34x3 inches
(courtesy of Carol Jazzar Gallery )

Michael Vasquez
"The Lay of the Land"
2009, acrylic on canvas, 72x150 inches
(courtesy of Snitzer Gallery )

The Students:

Team Bas: Erika Suhr and Jessica Suhr

Team Beltran: Sabrina Granados and Angelica Yudasto

Team Stark: Luis Gonzalez and Sage Roatta

Team Vasquez: Max Gonzalez and Daniel Santa

New World School of the Arts faculty advisors:
Maggy Cuesta (Dean of Visual Arts), Thomas Wyroba, Lonijae Johnson

Exhibition installation advisors:
Javier Gonzalez, Christopher Miro, Nicole Burko, Michael King, Richard Haden

Presented in collaboration with

New World School of the Arts

Supported in part by a grant from

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

"A Piece of Me" was presented at

ArtSeen Exbibition Space
2215 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami 33127
December 1 - 4, 2011

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