.one.of.many.

My experiences with the city of Chicago as I make my way through school to become an art teacher. I view my experience as just one among many, and it is my goal to learn from others how they are experiencing reality.


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put this in front of Dyett High School, which cps is planning to shut down.  This is the last neighborhood public school in Bronzeville, a neighborhood in the south side of chicago.  Jitu Brown encouraged the community of the school to fight for their school, saying “When we stomp, the world will shake.”

put this in front of Dyett High School, which cps is planning to shut down.  This is the last neighborhood public school in Bronzeville, a neighborhood in the south side of chicago.  Jitu Brown encouraged the community of the school to fight for their school, saying “When we stomp, the world will shake.”

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kleptosalem:

Chicago artist Theaster Gates, and his advice to the graduates of the School of the  Art Institute of Chicago:
"I worked for years, and no one was really interested. I’m standing here before you at 40 and it’s only been the last four years that there’s been public acknowledgment of the work that I do.    And, so…what do you do between the ages of 22 and 36?  Well…you continue to care.  you continue to try to find a motivation thats 1. Is internal and that it’s a striving that has less to do with the market and less to do with the audience and more to do with the calling.  Than thing has to be internal first, or you’ll leave art…you’ll feel like you’ve failed. “  
   “Artists should believe deeply in the things that we make…believe deeply in the things around us…”  
  “In the absence of an external driver.  On the days where no one’s interested.  Remember why you make.” 
  Theaster Gates Commencement Speech, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  May, 2014.

kleptosalem:

Chicago artist Theaster Gates, and his advice to the graduates of the School of the  Art Institute of Chicago:

"I worked for years, and no one was really interested. I’m standing here before you at 40 and it’s only been the last four years that there’s been public acknowledgment of the work that I do.    And, so…what do you do between the ages of 22 and 36?  Well…you continue to care.  you continue to try to find a motivation thats 1. Is internal and that it’s a striving that has less to do with the market and less to do with the audience and more to do with the calling.  Than thing has to be internal first, or you’ll leave art…you’ll feel like you’ve failed. “ 

   “Artists should believe deeply in the things that we make…believe deeply in the things around us…” 

  “In the absence of an external driver.  On the days where no one’s interested.  Remember why you make.” 

  Theaster Gates Commencement Speech, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  May, 2014.

tape lesson in a school….more photos to come

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practicing one of my high school lesson plans with a 2 and almost 5 year old.  this is the shit that makes me so so so happy.  

for a lesson i will teach to high schoolers, we will look at the “dream Graffiti” that Shamsia Hassani paints, and create out own versions on photographs we take of the school or the neighborhood.  The top to pics are my exemplars, the bottom two are the works of Shamsia.

doing art for homework….finally….

doing art for homework….finally….

# 038 - WHO IS THE GRAFFITI ARTIST? (by kabulatworktv)

   also, read an article on her here

"i am not Trayvon Martin"….this girl knows what she is talking about!