Nineteen teen artists who completed the 2018 Talent Agency Summer Intensive under the guidance of faculty and students from Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present their portfolios on Friday, Aug. 17, from 4-6 p.m. at Point of Contact Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.
Founded in 2011, Talent Agency Teen Art Portfolio Development Inc. exists to serve Syracuse area high school students from economically disadvantaged communities by providing a consistent means for art and design portfolio development and mentorship. Its goal is to develop the students’ natural talents and set participants in the program on a course to college art and design programs or quality technical education and training.
Through intense and focused study in drawing, painting, digital design and 3-D sculpture, this year’s Talent Agency students have created complex and confident portfolio pieces with a wide range of subject matter: from the personal to the universal and the present to the unknown future. All visual efforts will serve as keys to their future endeavors.
Talent Agency uses the expertise of University faculty, graduate students and undergraduate majors to provide college-level technical instruction, materials and advisement supporting the overall development of competitive application portfolios.
The program is supported by VPA’s School of Art and the University’s Office of Community Engagement.