In Transit: Voices & Vision - Opening Celebration

high school student art montage piece showing young man standing with a backpack superimposed over a hand drawn image of a road.
Event Start Date: August 13, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Event End Date: August 13, 2016 - 3 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Harbor Gallery

In Transit: Voices and Vision is a series of community-designed prints on the theme of “Journey” that will be on exhibit inside MBTA Orange and Red Line trains August 8–September 4. High school students from the Urban Scholars program at UMass Boston collaborated with artist educators Brad Bleidt, Lisa Link, and Suamy Ventura to create this community-engaged public art project.

An opening celebration of the art project will take place at UMass Boston's Harbor Gallery Saturday, August 13 from 1:30–3 p.m. The celebration will feature light refreshments and music by Jazz Tea with Olive Marie.

The mission of the Urban Scholars Program is to identify and to prepare Boston’s gifted and talented urban youth (ages 11–19), especially those who are low-income individuals and first-generation college bound students, to successfully enroll in and complete college. 

In Transit: Voices & Vision was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from the Barr Foundation.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.