Sarah Ioannides-project-Artist RunRiot

artist, Jillian Hoffman

Young Artists Run Riot

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Rite of Spring, Ioannides launched a unique art & dance project for Spartanburg County together with Spartanburg Philharmonic’s performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

In a project led by Sarah Ioannides, several hundred works of art were created by teenage students throughout the Spartanburg County. The captivating artworks were exhibited at the Spartanburg Chapman Cultural Center in a juried art show, and will also be seen in public locations in the city’s center. Final participants in these exhibits include works from schools in the county including Landrum High School, Chapman High School, Boiling Springs High School, Chesnee High School, Spartanburg High School and Spartanburg High Freshman Academy and homeschoolers.

The purpose of this project was to introduce students to a work that conjures up great imagery, through its extraordinary sound world and captivating rhythms. As a work with primeval drama at its peak expressed without unspoken word, its power is to overpower. The expression is the very heart and soul of the earth, which encapsulates both life and destruction, and a work that has great capacity for healing too.

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