Secret Doors: A "Just My Height Art Show®"

Exhibit is open October 10-28

The Stutz Artists Association Brings Fine Arts to Children in a Unique Exhibit

The Stutz Artists Association and the Miami-based organization Just My Height Art Shows® are bringing professional-quality fine art to young children in a unique exhibit to be displayed at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in October.

Field trip registration form is here.

Just  My Size Art Show

Art will be hung at a child’s eye level. Opening reception features a scavenger hunt through the Gallery and more!

“Secret Doors” is an exhibit created especially with young children in mind. The textural, sculptural, and interactive art invite children of all ages to touch, smell, open, close, and view the artwork on display. Just My Height Art Shows are like other art exhibits, only the art is hung at a "new low" – hung at a child’s eye level (36 inches high). This approach helps to capture and instill in children a love and appreciation for fine art (not "childish" or children's art) at an early age, thus helping to create and cultivate the art creators, collectors and consumers of the future.

“Children rarely get to see art at a comfortable level for them, so this is truly an extraordinary opportunity,” said Leigh Dunnington-Jones, curator of the exhibit. “The experience of this exhibit offers children and adults the opportunity to really look at art in more than a casual way, and to explore the art together. We will have interactive pieces, an installation built from actual vintage doors donated by local businesses, a video piece, sculptures and so much more.”

This exhibition makes a perfect field trip for children at your school or in your organization!

The Stutz Artists Association is offering, for the first time, a unique field trip event for your school or children's organization.  Between October 10 and 29, your students may experience the historic Stutz factory (including some of the cars made there), visit a working artist’s studio, and explore the Secret Doors exhibit. This opportunity is made possible in part by a grant from the Penrod Society.

Click here for a letter from Stutz Artists Association president, Martha Carlson, with a field trip registration form attached.

The October exhibit will open with a kid-friendly, family fun reception on Friday, Oct. 7, 5-9 pm. The show's opening reception will feature games and hands-on activities—including an art scavenger hunt—designed to engage the children and their parents with the art, as well as live music and age appropriate snacks.

Following the opening reception, the art will be on display during Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm, Oct. 10-28.

Printable press release is here.

 

  • Hidden Passages by Hector Del Campo
  • The Enchanted Forest by Samantha Wilson
  • Solace of Waiting by Sara Jones Dockery
  • Doors and Ghosts by Pamela O'Brien
  • Door with Windows by Mike Allee
  • Greg Potter
  • Detail from Other Worlds by Laura Levinel
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WHAT:  “Secret Doors" Art Exhibition
WHERE:  The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)
WHEN:  Opening Reception on October 7, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition runs Monday through Friday from 11 am - 2 pm, through October 10-28, 2016.
COST:  Free and open to the public.
INFO:  www.stutzartists.com or (317) 503-6420
CONTACT:  317.503.6420 or stutzartgallery [at] gmail [dot] com