Monarch School’s Metamorphosis Art Exhibition And Fundraiser Showcases Students’ Art
To celebrate its student artists, Monarch School, the only public K-12 school in the U.S. designed to serve unhoused students, is hosting its second annual Metamorphosis Art Exhibition. The event honors the students’ stories of change, growth and resilience through creative expression.
Metamorphosis Art Exhibition is back for its 2nd year
On Friday, May 12 at 5:30PM, Monarch School’s Center for the Arts, The Chrysalis, located at 1805 Main Street, San Diego, will showcase students’ artwork, including paintings, photography, fiber arts and sculptures that represent the self-growth and determination of the students.
Alongside the students’ pieces, local teaching artists will share ideas and personal narratives through art. In addition, Monarch students and artists, including Monarch’s artist partner, Space4Art, will display the beautiful, collaborative works of art they’ve created. The exhibition provides an opportunity for students to be a part of the thriving local art scene in Barrio Logan and beyond.
“The Chrysalis was new when we launched our Metamorphosis Art Exhibition last year,” said Monarch School Project CEO, Afira DeVries, “The 6,000-square-foot space has a theater, dance studio, gallery space, visual art classroom and music maker space and has helped grow our Creative Youth Development programs. Funds raised from Metamorphosis will help us continue to operate the space and its creative arts programming.”
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and student-led tours of the exhibition, student performances, artist talks and an art auction, at which all guests will be able to select a coveted piece of art to take home.
Tickets for the annual fundraiser are $250 for individual tickets and $400 for a pair. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and organizations by contacting Elizabeth Pennington, vice president of philanthropy and communications at [email protected].
Proceeds directly support The Chrysalis, Monarch’s Center for the Arts, providing unhoused students with music, dance, theater, and arts education. For more information, visit here.
About Monarch School Project
Founded in 1987, Monarch School has become the nation’s only K-12 public school offering a comprehensive program designed to educate youth experiencing homelessness. The mission of the Monarch School Project is to nurture resilience in unhoused youth and their families by empowering students to influence their own growth in the areas of academics, social and emotional growth, and life skills. Monarch reinforces the existing strength of families so that students can thrive in school and in life.
See you there, San Diego!