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SLOMA opens second installment of ‘AWAKEN’

Posted at 4:53 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 22:00:00-05

The San Luis Obispo Museum (SLOMA) opens up the second installment of AWAKEN, an art exhibition featuring artwork from countywide middle school students.

Awaken partners with SLOMA and the SLO County Office of Education to showcase a series of student exhibitions that portray their responses to themes in the community, nature, or discovery.

AWAKEN’s first exhibition was last fall. High school students featured artwork expressing how they think critically and broadly about the community and how it can inspire and change lives.

At the second exhibition, you’ll see work from middle school students that capture a wide range of views into nature.

Organizers say the name ‘AWAKEN’ was chosen to reflect the notion that the creative process is a very basic human instinct, and one that can be embraced and fueled in school.

“The Awaken exhibitions provide an artistic experience for a broad cross-section of youth-many who may have never been to an art museum. This outreach is another opportunity for SLOMA to recognize the talents of our younger members of society. I am looking forward to the middle school students’ exhibition in February,” said Karen Kile, SLOMA executive director.

The local middle school students’ exhibition is open Feb. 1-17. Admission to the exhibit is free.

The final exhibition in May will showcase discovery-themed artwork by elementary school students.

For more information about AWAKEN, email SLOMA at or call Karen Kile at (805) 543-8562.