Sunday, August 1, 2010
On the public art project: workshop 3
The above photo was given to us by Wilma Kahler Smith, who was born in Chadwick, Illinois, in 1930. It shows her and three of her siblings playing near their house. Look at that Ford jalopy in the background. One of the phrases Wilma wrote for this photo was: "Our house was owned by Mrs. Alexander, who kept furniture in an upstairs bedroom." And another: "The barn out back housed a horse and buggy at one time." It's phrases like these that Patty and I are aiming to coax out of people at these workshops; I think the participants themselves are surprised by the things that they remember through this process.
When we have at least 50 photos and accompanying sentences to choose from, Patty and I will select the ones that look best when presented side by side. Then I will transfer them to the light panels/light boxes. It should look great.
Here is a link to the Facebook page photo album for this workshop:
Facebook Photo Album: Community Memoir Workshop 3
The link to the Facebook page is in the right-hand column of this blog.
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