Image by Courtesy of www.conradguevara.com Gold Standard - 2010 cut Mylar, paper, fringe on panel, 48”x48”x3”
The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry honors Conrad Guevara a local, mixed-media artist, as the second recipient of the Artist in Residence Program.
Guevara will take residence in the Museum's dedicated Art Room for three months to conduct hands-on workshops, weekly drop-in classes and informal demonstrations for Lowcountry children and their families. A CML Title One partner school will also enjoy monthly art workshops with Guevara.
Guevara has big plans for the Museum's Birthday Party Space and multi-purpose classroom by incorporating several abstract art projects that will come together to create the "Ultimate Learning Space and Party Room." Using vibrant colors, childhood experiences and help from children around the Lowcountry the installation will come to fruition at the end of May. Children are encouraged to visit the Museum and help Conrad throughout the next ten weeks. "I am really excited to work with the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry! It is such an amazing place. I remember visiting similar museums as a kid. A lot of my artwork is reminiscent of those memories and I am eager to create something with local children to honor the Museum," says Guevara.
Before coming to CML, Guevara completed a commissioned sculpture for Mitchell Elementary School titled Inspiration Mountain. Guevara has and continues to work with children around the Lowcountry as a Youth Art Instructor at the Gibbes Museum of Art and an Arts Outreach Instructor at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and Charleston County School District. He is also a Printmaking and Youth Art Instructor at Redux Contemporary Art Center where he rents studio art space to produce his work. To read more about Conrad, visit his website at www.conradguevara.com.
This project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
The mission of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is to spark the love of learning in all children ages three months to twelve years through interactive, interdisciplinary hands-on environments and experiences with the arts, sciences and humanities while fostering creative thinking and problem solving skills and a belief in their own potential.