This summer, 30 DASH students traveled to New York City to participate in a three week program sponsored by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz who partnered with The John S. and James L. Kinght Foundation. The students explored all aspects of cultural offerings in New York City and attended The Pre-College Program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) with scholarship from SVA.
The Key Biscayne Giving Circle generously donated an iPad Mini for each student to use during the trip. The participating students used the technology to document their experience. This exhibit highlights the presentations that each of the 30 students prepared.
At the end of the pre-college experience students received college credit, made valuable faculty connections, and added important material to their portfolios. Visits to worldclass museums, galleries, and other cultural opportunities available only in New York City combined with classroom studio instruction at nationally recognized arts and academic institutions produced learning experiences with exposure to unparalledled artistic excellence.
Many of the 30 students have cultural roots in Central or South America and the Caribbean. They live in Miami and were enabled to experience art and the cultural life outside their neighborhoods. The high school junior and senior students have gained new perspectives to bring back with them into the new school year.
The Braman Family Foundation, DACRA, Calvin Klein Inc., AccessCircles, and The Key Biscayne Giving Circle also provided support for this young designers’ experience.