15 May Picture Me in the Sky
Picture Me In The Sky
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Picture Me Here (PMH) are partnering to offer a photography workshop to new Americans. Led by Boulder artists Melanie Walker and George Peters, participants will learn to make photographic kites, banners, and flags using objects from home, found images, and even their own bodies. Participants will learn new ways to create imagery to share their stories, using the sky as their gallery.
The workshop will take place over three days, and will culminate with a kite-flying event where participants, their families, and their communities can participate in flying kites and experiencing the banners and flags created in the workshop. In addition, some of the objects from the workshop will be featured in a Picture Me Here exhibition at the historic McNichols Civic Center building in January 2017.
PMH volunteers and past participants will join the project as documentarians. PMH will document the workshop through stop-motion, video, photography and audio interviews. PMH will interview the youth about their experience in the workshop, their background, and the cultural object they chose to bring or use.
About the Artists
George Peters and Melanie Walker are the team behind Airworks Studio. They have installed over seventy large scale public art projects nationally and internationally. The works include public library commissions, universities and colleges, recreation centers, health care commissions, corporate clients, urban and transportation projects, and many city and state agency commissions.
“We believe that public artwork should reflect a character of place, make a positive influence on the people that use and inhabit these areas, create an integrated platform for art in our public spaces and make our living, playing and working spaces a mix of color, culture and heart.”
Community event: Friday, June 24 5ish-Dusk