Joan Dickinson + West Career Academy

Creative Resident Joan DickinsonSeptember 3 ­– October 17, 2013
Learning Lab: West Career Academy
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

About the Learning Labs: This Learning Lab marks the start of the 2013/14 season, and also serves as a first time collaboration with a select group of students from West Career Academy. The students of WCA come from a diverse background which inspired their exhibition titled timeline(s), a collection of text, images, and objects that aide each student in the retelling of their individual stories. In the weeks leading up to the exhibition the students worked intensively along side Joan Dickinson to explore what narratives lived inside of them waiting to be told. Each of the students explored the processes of deconstruction and embellishment using objects, music, and text as their point of reference. The studies done in each of these exercises were then used by the students to bring their stories to life in large scale body of work.