New York City, NY
Student Artists from P.S. 3 The Bedford Village School, M.S. 57 Ron Brown Academy, P.S. 375 Jackie Robinson School, and K. 644 The Eagle Academy for Young Men II at Ocean Hill
Growing Home features the interdisciplinary work of students from MoCADA’s 2015-2016 Artists-in-Schools program. Teaching Artists Austin Greene, M. Scott Johnson, Sawdayah Brownlee, and Alexis Mena guided students as they unpacked the theme of “Urban Agriculture.” At each school, these young artists ranging from third to seventh grade looked to their communities for symbols that represent who they are, what helps them grow, and how they wish to cultivate the world around them. Through a variety of mediums, including graffiti, quilt art, sculpture, photography, and installation, students showcase the natural beauty of their urban environments.
In addition to the exhibition in MoCADA’s Extended Gallery, select student works will be displayed as public art projects at the Greene Garden (2 S. Portland Ave), in partnership with the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website