August 1 - August 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 at 5:00 PM
The Meridian Interns Program (MIP) has employed low-income youths from all over San Francisco as artists-in-training since 1996. This summer, our paid interns spent a great deal of time in nature as well as in the art studio, exploring the environmental sculptures housed at the Presidio, drinking locally brewed, natural teas at the Presidio nursery, and hiking the Kule Loklo trails near Point Reyes Station. They also learned a great deal about local Native American cultures with a private tour of the de Young Museum’s Lines on the Horizon exhibit and by visiting the 34th Annual Big Time Festival, which was hosted by the Coast Miwok. This exhibit reflects these natural and cultural themes, featuring the paintings, drawings, and collages produced by the young interns over the past six weeks. Also on display are a number of large-scale drawings that the youths created in collaboration with their professional artist instructors.