Light Your Fire

June 11, 2022 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave SW &
7th St SW, Washington
DC 20560

Join us for Light Your Fire, a project with teens from Coolidge High School in DC. They have  worked with  Monica Jahan Bose on poetry and a community scroll and will unveil their work and do a collective performance on Saturday, June 11 in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.

This event is brought to you by the Hirshhorn’s Artlab for teens and is open to visitors of all ages.

Light up your Saturday afternoon with the Hirshhorn’s Artlab Emerging Artist showcase and celebration. Throughout the spring, teens have been exploring and responding to public art, with the goal of reimagining monuments and memorials. Now, visitors of all ages are invited to experience their work.

Teen artists will share a collective monumental work titled Hoping for Change, which will remain on view in the Artlab, June 11–24, 2022, before moving to its permanent home at DC’s Coolidge High School. Teens will also share original poetry and perform with local artist Monica Jahan Bose.

1:15 pm Welcome (at Light of Freedom by Abigail DeVille)

1:30 pm Poetry Reading (at Light of Freedom by Abigail DeVille)

1:45 pm Performance by Emerging Artists with Monica Jahan Bose, lower Sculpture Garden

2 pm Unveiling of Hoping for Change

2:15 pm Meet and mingle with the Emerging Artists

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