Art All Night-DC/ Nuit Blanche had amazing venues and accidently fell on the same weekend as (e)merge Art Fair… #winning
Our contribution at 1226 9th ST NW grew from introducing my students to an artist, JR who launched a global project called InsideOut which seeks to change the world through art. The youth were excited by some of the beautiful things JR had done with photographs and jumped to make some of their own. In the process they learned to focus and compose an image for a demanding client (me).
These faces belong to students of Words Beats and Life inc in the Edgewood Terrace and Lincoln Heights Communities: Ayre Alexander, Spirit Tolen, Kairea Cunningham, Major Bryant, Manny Charles, Deven Tolen, Shawn Addison, Money, Shawn Alexander and Malachai Byrd.
Shot by students I guided through the process: Gary Henderson, Alex Bryant, Christopher Parks, Erin Bryant, Arye Alexander, Kairea Cunningham, Amondashey Brisco.
I shot the smaller photos of eyes and collaged, painted and installed on the building.
I hope the next project we conquer is this much fun…