The Bus Unveiled–Art Xpress 2011

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

I promised you an unveiling of the bus mural created entirely by City of Milwaukee teens. Here it is!

Fourteen of the city’s young artists came together for three weeks over the summer to create a mural that used the themes and symbols from the Museum’s Summer of CHINA exhibitions to inspire a bus mural positively addressing an issue in the Milwaukee community.

Below, find lots of images of the teens, their families, teachers, and friends celebrating their hard work at the reception in early October. For more information about the program and the work behind the mural, check out this blog post from last month. And if you really want to get involved with teen programs, “like” the Teens at Milwaukee Art Museum page on Facebook.

Seven of the teens were able to attend the reception. Photo by Mark Hines

Seven of the teens were able to attend the reception. Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

The cake with the mural on it was almost a bigger hit than the bus itself... Photo by Mark Hines

The cake with the mural on it was almost a bigger hit than the bus itself... Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Araceli and Juan discuss the bus. Photo by Mark Hines

Araceli and Juan discuss the bus. Photo by Mark Hines

Teaching Artist John Kowalczyk and Program Educator Chelsea Kelly. Photo by Mark Hines

Teaching Artist John Kowalczyk and Program Educator Chelsea Kelly. Photo by Mark Hines

Marco and his family admire the installation of their original work on view in the Museum's Education Hallway. It's on view till January; come visit and check it out! Photo by Mark Hines

Marco and his family admire the installation of their original work on view in the Museum's Education Hallway. It's on view till January; come visit and check it out! Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

Photo by Mark Hines

The Milwaukee Art Museum High School Internships are held in partnership with RedLine Milwaukee and are supported by the Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts, The Freeman Foundation, Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Chelsea Kelly, the School and Teacher Programs Manager, oversees school tours, special K-12 programming, and events for teachers at the Museum, and also creates resources for educators about the artworks in the Museum’s Collection.
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