|Students artists at work|
Bottle & Bottega has taken an active role in the school’s six-week after school art program, donating paint supplies, canvases and brushes.
The artwork will be on display for three weeks, with the June 21 event serving as the opening of the gallery.
The presentation is a joint effort between LEARN Hunter Perkins, Simple Good and Bottle & Bottega.
Student paintings will be showcased and each student will tell their story on their meaning of the ‘simple good’ in effort to have students discover and develop their meaning of everyday good.
Participating students have been involved in a six-week after school art program at LEARN Hunter Perkins which took students through a path of discovering different meanings of good through journaling, drawing and finally a painting which will be featured in the art showcase. LEARN Hunter Perkins Art Teacher, Janay Clyde, along with The Simple Good Team, have worked closely with students to discuss key discussion questions to help inspire student paintings as well as teach basic art technique to give students a platform to discuss and share the good in their lives.
|A typical Bottle & Bottega event|
Among the recent events of increasing violence in Chicago’s South-side communities, The Simple Good hopes to bring to light the good that does occur every day in these areas through the voices of students and connect their stories to individuals outside of the community.
Since its inception in March 2009, Bottle & Bottega has quickly become the city’s coolest, most popular alternative to a typical night out. Designed for those who think they can’t draw a stick figure, Bottle & Bottega walks you step by step through the creative process while you enjoy the ultimate catalyst to all creativity: WINE.