Chalk Talk Kenosha: Young people speak their minds
A growing image bank is being put together for the exhibition "Chalk Talk Kenosha: Young People Speak their Minds." Organized by UW-Parkside and ExposeKenosha, the exhibition will grace storefront windows along 6th Avenue in downtown Kenosha starting in April. All images were made in "chalk talk" workshops inspired by photographer Wing Young Huie's gallery exhibition and residency at UW-Parkside earlier in the academic year.
"This is a project I'm working on with Francisco Loyola, chair of the Kenosha Arts Commission and director of ExposeKenosha," said UW-Parkside Art Gallery Director and Curator Patricia Briggs.
During Huie's November residency, he conducted a workshop on campus and at the Boys and Girls Club. He also did professional development with art teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District.
"The teachers in turn used his work to inspire their students. So, we have pictures taken by Wing and by students and others," Briggs said. "We are printing these pictures...and putting them in the window along 6th Ave. in downtown Kenosha April 29-May 28."
The photographs will be exhibited in the UW-Parkside Fine Arts Gallery June 1-July 31. Briggs hopes to circulate them through the public schools in 2013.
Art events of note:
March 27: Reception with artist and local authors at the H.F. Johnson Art Gallery of Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive, 4-6 p.m.
March 28: Reception with artist and local authors at the UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Rd., 4-6 p.m.
March 29: Artist's Talk: Monica Haller, room 131, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Rd., 4:30-5:30 p.m.