Reflections on a summer month at Artpace
Earlier this summer, I traveled to Texas for Artpace. I’d heard about this vibrant organization, which opens art to its surrounding community, and was thrilled to have the opportunity of participating as an intern in the Education department. I greatly enjoyed helping the campers of Camp Artpace I and II—seeing the faces of even the youngest campers light up as they viewed slides in the Archive and Resource Library, watching them become completely absorbed during a project, or ecstatically and thoughtfully asking questions of the International Artists-in-Residence.
I gladly helped plan camp activities and was happy to interact with the resident artists. I was especially impressed with how Artpace opens itself to the public. There are many friends and family members I wish I could bring to Artpace After Hours for an introduction to contemporary art.
Lilah Leopold is an art major at Middlebury College in Vermont. Originally from Montclair, New Jersey, Lilah moved to San Antonio this summer to participate in our U of Artpace program as an Education intern through the month of June.
Image credits: (Top) Lilah (center) with Camp Artpace kids during their exhibition opening in June. (Above, right) Campers talk with Window Works artist Thomas Cummins about his Main Avenue installation. (Above, left) Campers make tree rubbings, inspired by Artpace alum Katie Pell’s work in the New Works Now Hudson (Show)Room exhibition.