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Friday, July 14, 2006

The Hill House Summer Arts program

For the next month, I will be managing artists and coordinating workshops for the Hill House Summer Arts program. The Hill House is a really wonderful organization that provides invaluable services to the residents of the Hill district. Arts programs have always been a part of what the Hill House has offered to the community. The last few years, have seen an increase in the programs, with artists working with the community and within the district.

Over the past two weeks, I have been working at lining up artists from several disciplines to work with elementary through High School aged students. We have a number of very fine local artists for the summer programs. This is a rough list, but it does give an idea of the range of experinces the Hill House is offering to students this summer.

Sankofa project
Papier Mache’ project. Creating a sankofa symbol in relief

Tina Brewer (Women of Vision)
Migration Pillow project

Christine Bethea and Brenda Brown (Crossing Cultures)
Seussville on the Hill
From hop on pop to hip hop we explore rhythms, rhymes and beats.

Kim Ellis
Acting project

Vanessa German (Women of Vision)
Migration project

LaVerne Kemp
Find the Rivers project

Christiane Leach
Front cover – artist-made ‘zine

Denise Lewis

KL Brewer, Ashley Cole (innertainment Live)
Poetry and spoken word

Mary Martin (Women of Vision)
Migration Collage project

Maritza Mosquera
Find the Rivers project

Shannon Murphy

Debbie Pollard
Excerpts of “Two for One”

Jessica Sommer
Pirate Craft Projects

Staycee Walters

I've known many of these artists for several years. I'll be posting images from the workshops and information about the artists over the next month, so stay tuned for developments.

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