​‘Work in Progress” Show a Success for Hug Students

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On January 18, 2019, teen art exhibition “Work In Progress” opened at the Holland Project, an all ages art space in Reno’s midtown area. The gallery featured the work of three of our very own Hug High students- Kate, Zoe Mansfield, and Ariana Carney. For the last four months, students from all over Washoe County have been meeting at the Nevada Museum of Art in a program called Teen Open Studio to learn about different techniques and art mediums through workshops with local artists and creatives and integrate new concepts into their creative processes. Each student explored the intricacies of photography, graphic design, book arts, constructing canvases, linoleum cuts, and hanging art in a gallery space during the weekly workshops.

I became a better artist, took in new ideas, and made wonderful pieces along with making wonderful new friends.”

— Abbay Anderson

The Teen Open Studio functioned not only as an opportunity for art, but for meeting other young artists.  I became a better artist, took in new ideas, and made wonderful pieces along with making wonderful new friends., a Reed High School sophomore, about the Teen Open Studio experience. Other participants echoed her sentiments. Lainie Nelson, a Galena High School student, said of the workshops “It made me realize that art isn’t just drawing and painting, there are so many other forms of art and they’re all amazing. Plus I met some pretty amazing artists there who helped me grow as an artist and a person.”

Many students look forward to another Teen Open Studio next year, with more artists and opportunities to learn.

​Artist works from the workshops can be viewed on Instagram under #TOS_itup