Student Artwork "ON THE VINE"

Crossroads Charter Schools Presents: “Crossroads on The Vine” a student art exhibit at the American Jazz Museum

KANSAS CITY, MO –– On Friday, May 5, 2017 nearly 600 pieces of art work by scholars of Crossroads Charter Schools will be displayed at the American Jazz Museum Art Gallery. This unique First Friday Art display will celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of Kansas City’s urban youth, and also marks the one year anniversary of First Fridays at 18th and Vine.

Crossroads on The Vine Friday, May 5, 2017 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. The American Jazz Museum 1616 E. 18th St. Kansas City, MO

Original student art pieces will be available for purchase at the event for $20 each. Proceeds will go to support arts programs and other value-added programs at Crossroads Charter Schools. First Fridays at 18th and Vine features live bands, food trucks, and many local vendors. The American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will be open and free to the public throughout the evening. For more event information please visit http://www.crossroadsschoolskc.org/give/crossroadsonthe_vine or visit the Event Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1372630529496769/

“Crossroads on The Vine” is a culminating event for Crossroads Charter Schools Visual and Creative Arts programs. Crossroads students spend a minimum of two hours every week in art studios studying curriculum based on the Elements and Principles of Design. The program strives to help students develop their visual literacy skills and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of art.

Crossroads Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free public schools in Downtown Kansas City. The Crossroads education combines authentic learning with core education principles to provide a rigorous curriculum rich in experience and community engagement. Crossroads Charter Schools prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment.

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