Project 2013: Is Your Plate a Rainbow Plate?
Creative Currency: Words to Live By
- We ask people to write their dreams on a chalkboard and then be photographed holding them. These photos capture each individual’s current reality and future aspirations.
- Sharing dreams and strategies connects all of us through our shared aspirations. Some dream of being a football star, some dream for better health care. Others dream of finding a job or finishing high school.
The Project Artists
Caryl Henry Alexander is Creative Director at Big Bang Banners.com. She conceives and directs visual arts projects with a focus on creative literacy, community collaboration and arts integrated academic curriculum. Her projects have been successful with multi-generational, multicultural and interfaith communities in diverse settings. Her paintings and installations are exhibited internationally. Ms Henry Alexander is a certified Urban Farmer and she grows organic veggies for her family. Bigbangbanners.com
Alpha BrutonAs a teaching artist she has developed and implemented artist in residency projects for various schools, neighborhoods, and developed curriculum for various arts service organizations in Chicago. She was a lecturer/textile artist for ArtScape Chicago at Harold Washington College Continuing Education, and Department of Aging, independent contractor for Chicago Public Schools, and is currently listed as a teaching artist in the Illinois Arts Council AIE, she was part of the Oak Forest Hospital arts in health care initiative , facilitated programs Shanti Foundation for Peach and Social Justice, and was a teaching artist for Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education..
We believe that art is an amazing intersection, where ideas,
action and diverse cultures meet to find commonalities.
Our Creative Challenge
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About Caryl Henry Alexander
About Alpha Bruton
Alpha Bruton is she is the chief curator for the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, where she coordinates exhibitions in alternative venues for installation artists, environmental artists, and conceptual artists to connect the arts with commerce.