UNCG Art & Community Theater of Greensboro collaboration

UNCG’s Art department has a newly formed partnership with Community Theater of Greensboro involving CTG’s gallery/event space on South Elm Street. The space is called the Studio at CTG. This collaboration will allow UNCG students a space to display work – sometimes their own and sometimes work created in collaboration with the productions being staged by CTG in the adjoining theater.

The first event was at last weekend’s First Friday, in connection with a project called Teens Downtown, spearheaded by Mitchel Sommers, executive director of CTG. The poster read: “Community Theater of Greensboro and UNCG Art Dept. Present: Grand Opening – Merging the Arts.”

Eight UNCG art students showed work in the Studio at Friday’s event CTG hosted for local teens – an effort to give them a safe and fun place to be downtown. Students spent the first hour of the party interacting with these high school students including some interactive art making. The teens were then treated to a DJ and an open mike as well as refreshments and a chance to socialize.

Want details on the collaboration? Contact Lawrence Jenkens at aljenken@uncg.edu.

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly

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