Mission Voices Summer: Dreaming with Open Eyes
June 26 – August 24, 2001
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2001, 8:00pm
Lead Teaching Artists: Etang Inyang, Alicia McCarthy, and Mieka Valdez
Collaborators: la Casa de los Jovenes, Horizons Unlimited, Youth in Action, and Youth Speaks
For eight weeks in the summer, Southern Exposure’s gallery transforms into an art studio, a public forum, and a workspace for youth, community-based organizations and local artists. Mission Voices Summer, a collaborative project between Southern Exposure, Casa de los Jovenes, Horizons Unlimited, and Youth in Action, bridges neighborhoods and cultures by pairing local artists with teens from participating youth organizations. Together students and artists explore cultural identity, personal and cultural responsibility, and social issues via different artistic mediums including video, sculpture, photography, and performance.