WOOSTER “Almost Dark: A Supernatural Blacklight Exhibit” is planned, curated, and hosted by TAABWoo (Teen Art Advisory Board) at Wayne Center for the Arts, according to a news release.
TAABWoo consists of high school students interested in art who want to learn about entrepreneurship and careers in the arts. The group is currently focusing on public events for artists of all ages and learning how to plan, curate, promote, and host public exhibits.
The exhibit will take place in the Gault Gallery at Wayne Center for the Arts from March 18-April 1, 2023.
Applications are open right now and the deadline to submit is February 18. Artists of all ages are encouraged to apply at WayneArtsCenter.org.
“‘Almost Dark’ is a show where the art will glow,” Darcy Haynes, Visual Arts and Outreach Coordinator at WCA who supervises TAABWoo, said in a news release. “Our vision is that neon, fluorescent, and black and white supernatural themed art of any medium will illuminate under the black light.”
Haynes explains that the art does not necessarily have to be “glow in the dark” or use any special supplies. “Many pieces that utilize stark contrast between light and dark will flourish under the black light, adding a whole new dimension to the artwork.”
The show will open with a reception on March 18 and will also include unique prize categories and a People’s Choice Award. The exhibit will be very immersive, with both Gault and Looney Galleries being switched completely to black light for the duration of the event. “In this show you will be immersed in a whole different world, and see art in a new light,” says one member of TAABWoo.
The group is still in need of artists to apply and showcase their work. Anyone interested should go to WayneArtsCenter.org or apply in person at WCA, 237 S. Walnut St.
The teen members of TAABWoo appreciate the community’s support of this endeavor! As one member said, she looks forward to it seeing it “glow your mind!”