Community Arts Internship Program
New Publication Documents How Students Explored Immigration Stories with SoEx
Artist and educator Eliza Gregory's Testimony project
In 2016 Eliza Gregory was the Teaching Artist in our Community Arts Internship Program. She invited the students into a larger project she was working on called Testimony, about immigration in San Francisco. The students created and displayed their own work at Southern Exposure in the spring student show, and then Gregory also published that work in a small book that documents the process of creating and exhibiting it.
For Gregory, the book is a part of the research process that informs a set of photographs, interviews and events that have been made in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco since 2015. A formal exhibition of the heart of the Testimony project goes on display in January 2018.
The book was also created to be a case study in arts education, youth program design, and institutional thinking. Claire LaRose, who was Southern Exposure's Artists in Education Program Director in the spring of 2016, collaborated in its production as a means to continue the conversation about how to serve young people in the arts with equity and justice, across time, place and institution.
Testimony, Vol 2 is available for purchase at Southern Exposure.