Kate Petley worked intensely with America SCORES - Valdez Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls to create the installation Sky Tent. This piece builds upon the familiar structure of a kid’s fort to interpret their ideas about the sky. Using transparency, the students experimented with form, painting, and poetry in this collaborative piece. Ten art education seniors from Metro State College of Denver assisted in the workshops.
“I have never seen the girls this attentive. They never got off task, looked forward to going, and talked continually about what they did in the workshop in the van-ride home.” Pate Vera, America SCORES
Sky Poem, by Getssemany
Invisible I saw the sky in my heart
it seemed it never was invented but
till I opened my eyes and saw the
beauty I had never seen, the clear sky
was so many colors in my eyes that
I got lost.
Carlen, Angelica, Jessica, Iris, Yessenia, Ana, Vanessa, Maria, Annet, Esmeralda, Yazmin, Getssemany, Sheyla,, Kimberly
Metro State University
Rachael Delaney, professor, Jacqueline Montoya, April Mullinix, Diane Porché, Tammy Urich, Pilar Heslin, Kathleen Booton, Brooke Baker, Emmy Wood, Kristen White, Jessie Morvay
PlatteForum Intern: Terese Coco
Volunteers : Mark Purvis, Henry Hernandez, Margaret Costello, Mindy Bray, Brandi Wilkinson, Meredith Smith, Gretchen Calhoun, Susan Vaho, Jamie Vazquez, Rebecah Ziegler, Kate Kaplan, Steve Chucovich, Wendi Harford
Opening Reception supported by:
8Rivers Restaurant; Karen Eilene Saenz/Your Beverage Meister; Oogies Snacks; Izze Beverage