Artistic Journeys: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
Artistic Journeys reflects the individual aspirations and imagination of students in the Visual Arts program at Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, (CAMVA) a performing arts school for grades six through twelve located in Camden, New Jersey. The exhibition showcases students’ drawings, paintings, mixed media, and digital art works inspired by Woodmere Art Museum’s exhibition, Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney is a nationally known award winning, children's book illustrator, whose imagery deepens our appreciation for the stories he tells.
Visual art students in grades six through twelve were given the task to create works of art based on the theme “journey” to coincide with the Freedom’s Journal exhibition. The young artists explored what the word “journey” meant to them in the context of their own lives.
CAMVA opened in 2011 to promote academic excellence and cultural awareness through the arts. Their teaching and administrative staff are committed to the arts in education. Visual art educators, Elbrite Brown and Brian McAndrews work diligently with their students to provide them with the tools and opportunities to explore their creative potential and develop their individual voices.