Lost Dog Salon is named in honor of the late Dr. George Manupelli, and through a partnership with local art educators, is devoted exclusively to featuring artwork by our area’s young talent. Art teachers from many regional schools select students and determine whether exhibits will be individuals or group exhibitions. The curators at 42 Maple work alongside the art teachers to foster a visceral, real-world experience for budding local talent.
In the truest form of mentorship, featured student artists have an immersive experience in the art world when they become a featured artist. They learn how to write artist statements, how to install their artwork, how to curate the space in a pleasing visual way and gain firsthand experience of a full opening reception alongside the featured artist in the main gallery.
The students that have shown their artwork in Lost Dog Salon have been able to list this experience on college applications, and many have found themselves the recipients of such surprising additional experiences as becoming models for seasoned portrait painters and receiving local internships.