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VMT Contemporary Art Studio Exhibit

LCA in collaboration with the Vidal M. Trevino Contemporary Art Studio has created a virtual student exhibit inspired by Yoko Ono.

Yoko Ono is often considered the ‘Godmother of Conceptual Art’. She has made artwork since the 1960s and her she is one of the most influential female artists in the history of art. In 1964, she released an art book called ‘Grapefruit’ filled with written passages called ‘Event Scores’.

These Event Scores are sets of instructions that can be followed or not followed by the reader. They are similar to musical scores in how they allow someone else to reinterpret the original works written by another artist.

LISD VMT Magnet School Sculpture Instructor, Poncho Santos, had his art students write their own Yoko Ono inspired event scores.

When LCA asked Santos why he incorporated this assignment into his lesson plans he responded by saying, “I love these works because of how lyrical and nonsensical they are. I want my students to learn that art does not have to be purely illustrative and can be something else other than what can be seen with your eyes. Art can exist in the mind. Another thing I want them to realize is that art is a collaboration between the artist and the observer. It is also very important to me introduce my students to artists of different racial/ethnic backgrounds and genders whereas the historical canon of Western Art has been mostly dominated by white male artists.”

We hope you ENJOY this virtual exhibit!


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