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Thursday, September 06, 2007

5th Grade Art Exhibition - September 4-9, 2007

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School 5th graders to exhibit "Metaphor of Me"

From Tuesday September 4th to Sunday September 9th, the self-
portraits of Prospect Hill Academy 5th grade students will be on
exhibit at the Brickbottom Gallery. The exhibited work will be the
result of an interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program led by
renowned Brickbottom artist Debra Weisberg. Over three workshops for
each of the three 5th grade classes, students will learn about
metaphors and symbolic expression in portraiture (with an emphasis
on Surrealist self-portraiture), create a mixed media self-portrait
of themselves in a dream or nightmare, describe their experience,
practice their obtained vocabulary, chronicle their artistic choices
in ongoing journal writing, and conclude by writing a short story as
a companion to their self-portrait. The overarching goal of the
program is to utilize and analyze the process of artistic expression
to improve student figurative writing skills and exhibit both the
artwork and final writing as independently successful but
interrelated pieces.

This is the second collaboration between Debra Weisberg and Prospect
Hill Academy. The first project, completed in 2004, resulted
in "Lost in Creation", a successful 8th grade exhibit of artwork and
writing at Brickbottom Gallery.

A reception for the student's families and the community at large
will be held on Thursday September 6th from 5:00-7:00pm at the
Brickbottom Gallery.

This program is supported in part by grant from the Somerville Art
Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural

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