ACT Charter School
Grades 9 - 11; Kris Sieloff and Mike Zenke, teachers; and Maria Clavick,
Documentary photography and oral histories
ACT Charter School
Grades 6 - 8; Anuj Vaidya, media artist; Street Level Youth Media; with ACT
Multi-channel video sculpture and installation
Speaking to the questions; how identity is tied to place, what gives us a sense of home, and how a sense of home differs across generations.
Blaine Elementary School – LEAP Partnership
Grade 6; Jen Harwig, teacher; Peter Walton, Art Teacher; and Amy Low,
Photo-transfer Story Quilt with taped music and stories
Focusing on collecting family stories through parent interviews, writing stories and creating songs to dispel racial stereotypes in the classroom.
Hawthorne School – Hawthorne/Agassiz Partnership
Kindergarten; Wendee DeSent and Teresa Neff, teachers; and Jennifer Keats,
Creation of Flip Books of photographs with composite faces of students, and students; photographs of where they sleep with reflections of their bedtime rituals.
Dealing with the questions; how are we different? How are we the same in this Kindergarten community?
Healy Elementary School – Bridgeport/Armor Square Partnership
Grade 5; Mary Coughlan, teacher; and Bonnie Hill-Dowdy, Art Teacher
Large photographic panels of students within Bridgeport
Looking at how to discover unity through the community and architecture of Bridgeport
Healy Elementary and Kinzie Elementary
Grade 7; Bart Rieger and Julie Pignataro, teachers; and Rosemary
Dance piece with visuals and video images
Exploring communication across different communities of two very distinct populations of children, including a group that is hearing impaired. Multiple forms of communication between the groups will include; emails, sign language and the language of image and dance.
Jenner Elementary School
Grade 4; Matt Schergen, Art teacher; with Jenner classroom teachers
Architectural Models of communities
Exploring the questions; How are communities physically organized? What do communities need to thrive? And what makes up a model community?
Lakeview High School
Grades 9 – 11; Wendy Masto and Carmen Bauko, ESL teachers; and Esther Charbit,
Three-paneled, free-standing mural
Documenting the immigration experiences of Lakeview students
Michele Clark School
Grade 8; Time Jones, teacher; Jesus Macarena-Avila, artist; and Shanti Foundation for Peace
Art installation of a Cause Quilt
Exploring how racism affects community identities in our history and today.
Grade 7; Ted Lesley, Art teacher; and partner, Art Resources in
Collage and photography installation
Using art as an access point to explore gentrification and community change.
Murray Elementary and Ray Elementary / Southside Partnership
Grade 2 and Grade 8; Teachers across grade levels; Jeff Semmerling, mask
artist; and Eliza Duenow, Hyde Park Art Center
Collaboratively-built, giant, Exquisite Corpse Puppet
Documenting the process of building the puppet and exploring community, cultural identity and representation, and promoting collaboration among the children at both schools to create a unity of vision.
Northside College Prep
Grades 9 - 12; Jorge Lucero, art teacher; with other teachers at NSCP
Art work that blurs the boundaries between photography and drawing
Investigating how photographs parallel other methods of picture making and exploring environmental and community issues.
Grade 4; Mike Tavell, teacher; with Rebecca Roin and Scott Sikkema,
Documentary Photography and Oral Histories
Recording the lives and hopes of homeless Streetwise vendors
Orozco School and Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Partnership
Grade 7; Vicki Turbov, Aandraya da Silva, and Maria Economou, teachers; with Jennifer Jensen and Ed Pino, art teachers
Retablos (Mexican paintings on tin) installation
Documenting the Pilsen community and students’ reactions to attitudes about Pilsen.
Telpochcalli School and MFACM Partnership
Grade 8; Vicki Trinder, teacher; and Guillermo Delgado, artist
Student self portraits of themselves as Community Heroes
Sharing students’ heroic images of themselves, and their stories, with younger Telpochcalli students.