soap*box is a juried exhibition hosted by JCSM and the JCSM Teen Council for 8th-12th graders featuring originally created artwork. Students were asked to submit works conveying some sort of personal stance on an issue that they are passionate about. The panel of jurors including Gary Wagoner, an Auburn University art professor, Nate Coker, a local artist and recent Auburn University graduate, June Corley, a well-known regional artist, and Jiha Moon, the contemporary artist featured in JCSM’s spring 2017 exhibition selected ten winning artists whose awards were announced during the soap*box event on January 20th. The winning works were displayed at the event and are also featured in the digital exhibition housed on the JCSM website. Highlights of the event included: the exhibition of winning work, hands-on activity stations, music, a photo booth, and catered refreshments.
The soap*box program was hosted by the JCSM Teen Council with support from the museum’s education staff. soap*box was made possible through a generous donation by cameragraphics.