College Mentors for Kids wants to show a more intimate view into their organization and mentorship program through the arts. They want to better highlight the first through sixth grade students that they work with through their mentorship and educational programs.
From June through September I will be conducting a photography workshop with their students. Throughout the summer I will be mentoring the students and developing them as photographers. Through their own eyes they will photograph the experiences of their lives and their neighborhoods. I will also be photographing in their neighborhoods with the intention of creating a visual survey. This survey will act as a cultural footprint from which their individual stories can project. These kids are amazing and I am honored to be chosen to work with them on this project.
The kids will be the rockstars and the highlight of this show in October. My work and the other professional artists contributing from their respective mediums will be taking a back seat on this one. The show will open on October 2nd at 6PM during the IDADA First Friday gallery openings. This will be the biggest the First Friday opening for October - if not the year. Do not miss it.