THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING LEFT TO LOVE
January 12 through February 11, 2024
Wadsworth Atheneum, Avery Court
Image: Jadyn DeWitt-Smith, Fish Fry, 2023. Inkjet print. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 2023.1
Organized by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, this group exhibition engages emerging teen artists from in and around Hartford, Connecticut, showcasing their work. Exploring themes of home, familial ties, and the cultivation of agency despite variance in class, There is Always Something Left to Love highlights contemporary work created through The Amistad Center Center's SNAP! Photography teen program.
SNAP! Photography, led by New Haven gallerist and photographer Kim Weston, is a multi-week program that teaches not only the beginner basics of photography, but also its history and how to develop a professional practice within a museum setting.
This exhibition is presented with support from the Black Giving Circle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. It is also made possible by funds provided by the State of Connecticut through the American Rescue Plan Act – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund – administered by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Department of Economic & Community Development. Additional support is from Mitchell Auto Group – Land Rover.
Join us for a CURATOR TALK
Curator, Bethani Blake
Friday, January 12, 2024
Image: Kim Weston, They Walk with Us Too, 2022. Archival inkjet print. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 2023.1
Teaching Artist, Kim Weston
Join teaching artist Kim Weston and exhibition curator Bethani Blake for a closer look at this unprecedented exhibition on view in the Avery Court and selected works that explore themes related to The Amistad’s exhibition Love Overflowing: Home and the Décor of Freedom. Free with admission. Reservations encouraged via thewadsworth.org. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.
CLOSING RECEPTION & GALLERY TALK
with BETHANI BLAKE AND SNAP! PHOTOGRAPY CO-HORT
Sunday, February 11, 2024
3 pm ~ Reception and Gallery Viewing
4 pm ~ Gallery Talk in Museum
Image: Jazzlynn Singleton, Light (End of the Tunnel), 2023. Inkjet print. The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, 2023.1
Join us at the closing reception for There is Always Something Left to Love, a group exhibition highlighting selections of teen work created through The Amistad Center’s SNAP! Photography program. Exhibition curator Bethani Blake leads a guided artist conversation with the SNAP! cohort, giving viewers a chance to hear the artists’ perspectives and learn more about their experiences with the program. Free with admission. Reservations encouraged via thewadsworth.org.