Art in the Village Exhibitions
April 20 - May 11, 2012
Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach Grant, Art in the Village represents a partnership between the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the University Village Shopping Center and the USC Family of Schools.
December 14, 2011 - February 17, 2012
For Healthy Imagination, students were asked to think about what they do to stay healthy and illustrate a healthy lifestyle. Students creatively and originally depicted interesting and detailed pictures of their visual interpretation of a healthy life.
November 2 - December 9, 2011
For this exhibition, students were asked to consider the beauty in nature around them and use the shapes and patterns of nature as inspiration for their artworks.
From April 28, 2011 - May 12, 2011
Art in the Village received more than 3000 submissions and the Best of 2010-2011 displays the program's top 40 selections from the year's four exhibitions: Bringing Letters to Life, A Better Place for You and Me, Mythical Me, and A Beautiful Machine.
A Beautiful Machine invited students to use their creativity to create their own machine that makes the world a better place. Students were asked to think of a machine that does something to impact their lives or the environment in a positive way. They were also asked to think of the machine's function and what makes the machine beautiful.
From February 15, 2011 - March 16, 2011
Mythical Me invited students to use their creativity to visually depict themselves as mythical creatures. Students were asked to think about the personality, name, human characteristics, animal traits, and representation of their creature. They were also asked what to develop a mythical story behind their creature.
From December 7, 2010 - February 11, 2011
A Better Place for You and Me asked students to use their creativity to think about how things can better improve, fix, or change their neighborhood. We wanted the students to use their limitless imaginations to illustrate deep and well thought changes to better their community.
From October 26, 2010 to December 1, 2010
Bringing Letters to Life invites students to think about how they could bring life to a non-living thing, specifically to a letter in the alphabet.
March 23 - April 23, 2010
Say It With a Smile includes artwork created by K-5 students that attend nine different local elementary schools. A smile is universal. No matter where you are in the world, a smile is the sign of pleasure and happiness. A smile is also contagious. In many cases, when one person smiles, a room smiles back. For this exhibition, we asked students to think about what makes them smile. We also encouraged them to think about what they do to make those around them smile.
February 16 - March 19, 2010
Going... Going... Green! invited students to use their creativity to visually depict how they can adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles. Students were asked to think about the consequences littering, polluting, and wasting have on the earth. They were encouraged to offer advice to others on ways they could be more "green." Whether it was picking up trash off the side of the road, buying organic foods, or simply turning off lights that aren't being used - no "green" action was too small to explore.
December 8, 2009 - February 12, 2010
These young artists exhibited an ability far beyond their years to recognize the importance of offering a helping hand.
October 27-December 4, 2009
Our world is a colorful place. Everyday we see blue skies, green grass, orange sunsets, and a silver moon, but because we are surrounded by these images daily, it is easy to overlook the significance and power every color has.
May 7, 2009 to May 15, 2009
March 31, 2009 to April 24, 2009
The deepest depths of sea and space are territories uncharted by any human. No one knows what exists in these untouched areas. Only our imaginations can envision what lies in these depths. For this exhibition, we asked students to pick...
February 17, 2009 to March 27, 2009
The responsibilities of modern scientists are to explore and experiment in a particular field. Often, the impact of their hard work is felt far beyond the labs where their experiments are conducted, as medicine, machines, and research are made available...
December 9, 2008 to February 13, 2009
Every family has a personal history and for the My Family, My Story exhibit, we wanted students to visually express that history. We asked the students to think about who makes up their families and what their families look like....
October 28, 2008 to December 5, 2008
For the first theme of the 2008-2009 school year, Leading a Nation prompted students to imagine themselves as the leader of any nation and create visual artwork to illuminate their ideas. We asked students to think about the major issues...