Friday, February 25, 2011

A wonderful Trip around town!

After the holiday break, and Saint Louis' many snow days- the Bread & Roses crew were able to take an artistic, socially just tour to our funders and community collaborators.

  1. We started at the Regional Arts Commission and viewed an awesome photography exhibition of two local artists. Many of the students were compelled by the work of Leo Callazo, and his reflections.
  2. We zoomed to Jobs With Justice. We met a couple of awesome organizers, including Aaron Burnett. Thank you Charlie, for getting us some tasty pizza. Everyone loved the Mother Jones film that Joan put in, but no one loved it more than Joan.
  3. We made a visit to St. Louis Urban League. Kim Love gave a great pressentation on the work and history of the Urban League, and the area scholarships they offer to outstanding students (We had two of our own apply for it... and we are crossing our fingers!)
  4. Lastly, we visited Bruce Feldacker who has a beautiful collection of labor union artwork and collectibles.

All of the students were fired up when returning back to Riverview Gardens High. One student wrote, " I really didn't have a least favorite because they were all uniquely different and good."

We look forward to seeing how these experiences influence the young peoples' artmaking practices!

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