Location

McGregor Room B

Event Website

https://www.facebook.com/poetryandprints?ref=hl

Start Date

26-9-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

26-9-2014 3:00 PM

Description

This panel presentation will discuss how one good idea developed into the blueprint for a high-quality arts program for Detroit area youth that can be used year after year.

Eight Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer a 9-week summer program of workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing. As part of the summer program, students will learn about a fascinating artistic tradition of the Northeast of Brazil known as literatura de cordel (“stories on a string”) through which Brazilian poets and printmakers express their thoughts, tell their stories, and comment on world events by creating prints and small chapbooks of poetry to sell hanging from strings in local markets. The summer program will encourage creativity and self-expression and will teach techniques that students can use to develop their own personal expression. Summer workshops will culminate in a five-week exhibition combining Brazilian prints and chapbooks with Detroit student prints and poems at the Carr Center, coinciding with the Mid-America Print Council Conference to be held in Detroit, Sept. 24-27, 2014.

Comments

Collaborating organizations include the Carr Center; the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, and the Art Education-Art Therapy Program at Wayne State University; Con/Vida – Popular Arts of the Americas; Inside/Out Literary Arts; Signal-Return Press; ArtsCorpsDetroit; and Metro Multicultural Fine Arts, Inc. Other organizations focused on arts and youth in Detroit may become associated with this project as it moves forward.

 
Sep 26th, 1:30 PM Sep 26th, 3:00 PM

Poetry & Prints: Impressions from Detroit & Brazil

McGregor Room B

This panel presentation will discuss how one good idea developed into the blueprint for a high-quality arts program for Detroit area youth that can be used year after year.

Eight Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer a 9-week summer program of workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing. As part of the summer program, students will learn about a fascinating artistic tradition of the Northeast of Brazil known as literatura de cordel (“stories on a string”) through which Brazilian poets and printmakers express their thoughts, tell their stories, and comment on world events by creating prints and small chapbooks of poetry to sell hanging from strings in local markets. The summer program will encourage creativity and self-expression and will teach techniques that students can use to develop their own personal expression. Summer workshops will culminate in a five-week exhibition combining Brazilian prints and chapbooks with Detroit student prints and poems at the Carr Center, coinciding with the Mid-America Print Council Conference to be held in Detroit, Sept. 24-27, 2014.

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mapc2014/printcity/sept26/4