From September through October 2012, SNHU's McIninch Art Gallery presented the exhibit "Roses from Concrete: Entrepreneurship of Urban Street Culture". The exhibit sought to showcase the essence of urban street culture, each piece representative of a "rose" blooming through the unlikely "concrete" environment of an urban community. Additionally, the gallery invited students from The Manchester School of Technology to experience the exhibit and participate in a supporting panel discussion. Students listened to and interacted with the exhibit's artists, and were also introduced to business leaders involved in various aspects of the street culture industry. Students left with a broader understanding of urban street culture, and of potential career options in the industry.
This project strove to introduce students to:
Urban Street Culture
Entrepreneurial opportunities in the street culture industry
The experience and stories of creative, successful individuals
Project Coordinator: Deborah Disston, Gallery Director
Exhibit Curator: Ryan Terrell, SNHU Class of 2014, College Unbound
Artists: MyKim Dang, Charles Crowell, Percy Fortini-Wright, Jamie O'Neill, Jackson McCloy, Greg Fortenberry, Ceaux Young, Vanessa Ly, Kulturez, The Khans Clothing Co., Raw Apparel and NV Euro
78 Junior and Senior students, 14 teachers
This project was made possible by funding from a Youth Arts Project Grant through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, as well as through staff and teacher support and private in-kind contributions.