5th Grade Photographic Triptych Portraits

Art Is… Visiting Artist Program

Art Is… is a Visiting Artist program started by Karma Cloud, to help students explore what “Art is” through the artwork and life experiences of glo-cal contemporary Artists and through the lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging across ethnicities, economics, genders, abilities and generations. The purpose of this Residency Series is to:

inspire students to express themselves artistically, socially & emotionally
motivate students to excel in the Visual Arts & try new forms of expression
connect students with professional contemporary Visual Artists locally and globally
feature underrepresented artists from diverse backgrounds
create opportunities for students to critique and exhibit their work
spark student’s imagination for career possibilities &
potentially raise funds for their school.

How it works:

Each year I invite 3-4 professional contemporary Artists as part of my integrated, interdisciplinary DEI&B Ubuntu Expressive Arts curriculum at NE School, what I like to call the “Glocal” Magnet-Where Local meets Global. 
The Artists and their work will reflect and include local and global artists from all over the world. In alignment with the district’s mission to cultivate an inclusive, Anti-Racist school culture, The “Art Is..” Series will explore what Art Is… through the lens of of artists who embody Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging by virtue of who they are. 
Our Visiting Artist for this project was Beth Chucker, a white female artist, adopted by Jewish parents, who identifies as someone with dyslexia and ADD.  She resides in Montclair, NJ and has exhibited work nationally.

Ms. Ali's Class

Mrs. McCann's Class

Ms. von Wiegen's Class

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