News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/23/2014
Subject :

Spring Youth Exhibitions at Palo Alto Art Center
Contact : Rebecca Barbee, Marketing & Operations Manager, Community Services    650.617.3530

Palo Alto, CA The Palo Alto Art Center celebrates the return of Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope. Our galleries will come alive with the vibrant creativity of youth in these two exhibitions demonstrating the power of art and creative expression. Youth Art runs April 27 - May 18, 2014 and Cultural Kaleidoscope runs April 27 - May 25, 2014.


Youth Art showcases artwork produced by students from kindergarten through high school within the Palo Alto Unified School District. This year's show, The Arts and the Creation of Mind, is dedicated to the ideas of Elliot Eisner, a leader in the field of arts education.


Cultural Kaleidoscope is a unique artist-in-the-schools program that links the neighboring and diverse communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and East Menlo Park, by building bridges through the arts. By partnering two K-5 classrooms from PAUSD and Ravenswood City School District to foster connections between students of diverse backgrounds, Cultural Kaleidoscope transcends traditional classroom instruction, providing engaging cross-cultural arts education. This exhibition showcases artwork produced in the residencies, featuring artwork in a wide range of media inspired by world cultures.


“The Palo Alto Art Center is honored to host the 2014 Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope exhibitions," says Art Center Director Karen Kienzle. “Both exhibitions showcase the creativity of youth and demonstrate the importance of art to students of all ages. Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope consistently attract more visitors to the Palo Alto Art Center than any other exhibition—indicating the power of youth art to inspire viewers of all ages!”


Associated Program:

Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope opening celebration

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks: 6:00 p.m.



Celebrate both exhibitions in a creative atmosphere with hands-on art activities for all ages.


About The Palo Alto Art Center:

The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 70,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs.


The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership that allows us to enhance our reach and impact in the community.