Buffalo Arts Studio presents Growth, an exhibition of Jump Start student artwork from the last 24 months. Buffalo Arts Studio’s Jump Start program works with middle and high school students who show a strong ability and deep interest in the visual arts and guides them along their college and career path. Jump Start is an essential part of Buffalo Arts Studio’s larger mission of cultural access, providing high-quality art instruction, professional development, portfolio preparation, exhibiting experience, and individual mentorship to students across Western New York, regardless of the ability to pay.
Jump Start students participate in a variety of classes taught by highly qualified artists and educators, all of whom have demonstrated the willingness and ability to meaningfully connect with young people from diverse circumstances. Students work in a variety of media, creating work reflective of their own unique experiences. “Growth” will include nearly 200 artworks by current Jump Start students as well as college students and graduates who participate in our Jump Start Extension program.