SAN MARINO, Calif. —An innovative partnership between The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and East L.A.’s Esteban E. Torres High School has produced some pretty snappy results: An exhibition of photography by students that will be displayed along more than 1,000 feet of construction fence surrounding The Huntington’s Education and Visitor Center project.
The students’ artwork was unveiled today at an event marking the culmination of the collaboration, the first of a series of activities The Huntington and Torres aim to do through their “2nd Campus” program.
“At a time when so many headlines suggest that K–12 education is in dire straits, we’re seeing proof of what can happen when you give students and teachers a little support and a lot of license,” said Steven S. Koblik, Huntington president. “We’re delighted with the results and are equally pleased that we will soon have an expansive display space on which to present them.” The construction fence will be adorned with life-size photographs of students holding the photographs they created. It goes up in early June.
The work will be on display through early 2015, when construction of the new Education and Visitor Center is expected to be complete.