Corning, NY 14830
Join us in celebrating a very special Alley Art Project mural – inspired by and designed with help from artist Virgil Ortiz. For over a decade, Rockwell Museum educators have been partnering with the High School Learning Center of the Corning-Painted Post Area School district to create stunning student-designed and painted murals that use The Rockwell’s own fine-art collection as inspiration. Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Ancient Elder/Pueblo Revolt 1680 – 2180 (front view), 2012, Clay, 20 x 7.5 x 2. in. Rockwell Museum Purchase by Silver Dollar Society. 2014.6.1. The Rockwell Museum. All summer, HSLC have studied Ortiz’s Ancient Elder sculpture on view at The Rockwell , a work developed as part of Ortiz’s futuristic revolution story taking place in 2180 that restores sacred lands to the Pueblo peoples. Inspired by this work, students created their own “super power” characters who are meant to help bring about important changes needed in society such as equality for all peoples. A final drawing is being created by Mr. Ortiz, incorporating elements of the students’ work that will become this year’s Alley Art Mural. Under Ortiz’s guidance, the mural drawing will be painted by the HSLC students September 27 – 30, 2016.