Do it Yourself Kits

Artists in Education Exhibition

Do it Yourself Kits

On-Site Education Program 2005

January 28 - February 12, 2005

Lead Teaching Artist: Claudia Tennyson
Artist's Assistant: Gloria Reyes
Collaborators: Arriba Juntos, Jewish Vocational Services, John O’Connell High School

In the OVERLOOK Project Space, artist Claudia Tennyson with artist assistant Gloria Reyes present Do It Yourself Kits, an On-site Education program (OSEP). Workshop participants constructed one-of-a-kind kits intended to repair a specific personal issue or societal problem.

The goal of the On-Site Educational Program is to expose SoEx’s audience to our Artists in Education programs, which happen off-site most of the year, by utilizing the gallery to house workshops and projects that are created out of a unique collaboration between SoEx arts educators and gallery artists. With this program, SoEx hopes to increase the level of engagement of artists working in our exhibition program with arts educators and youth from our AIE programs, and ultimately with the public. Artists and youth utilize the gallery to develop and house workshops and projects geared toward engaging up to 200 youth between the ages of 18-23, a typically under- served population as well as the general public, based on exhibitions in SoEx’s gallery. This recently launched program allows for older youth from a range of different backgrounds to come together with professional artists to investigate current issues and learn contemporary art practices in order to produce an exhibition within the Southern Exposure gallery.