Expressions 2012: Art by D.C. Youth

Opening Reception: May 31, 2012 6–8p.m.

Celebrating its 20th year, ArtReach extends the resources of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design to underserved communities in Washington, D.C. through free high-quality arts education programs. Using the Gallery’s collections as a primary resource, ArtReach makes a special effort to foster the creativity and visual literacy skills of individuals while helping them develop meaningful connections between art and their lives.

Serving more than 300 student artists (ages 8–18) and their families each year, ArtReach provides visual arts instruction and programming in local community centers, including after-school and summer classes as well as open family workshops. The students’ accomplishments are celebrated and showcased each spring in the annual exhibition Expressions: Art by D.C. Youth on display in the Corcoran Gallery of Art.