Polygon Blooms: Benjamin Volta with Jerry Jackson and students from Grover Washington Jr. Middle School

Wed June 09 to Sat June 12, 2010

Polygon Blooms: Benjamin Volta with Jerry Jackson and students from Grover Washington Jr. Middle School

Our installation manifests itself as a blooming geometric construction. Drawing over a map of Philadelphia, students plotted coordinates incorporating specific locations that hold personal significance for us. By connecting these points with lines, the coordinates become the vertexes of geometric forms that visualize our experiences in the city. Within a process of redacting forms and assigning personal significance to each coordinate, we have created a geometric installation that refracts the unseen networks and nodes that provide access to information and knowledge.  

Visit our blog to follow our process: http://grover304tap.blogspot.com/   This installation will be the culminating event for a five month Teacher Artist Partnership Residency (TAP) with Benjamin Volta, artist, Jerry Jackson, math teacher, Grover Washington JR Middle School, and the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP).

Funding for this Long Term Residency or Teacher Artist Partnership was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency, with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act).  The residency is facilitated locally by The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, a PCA Arts in Education Partner."  

Special Reception on Saturday June 12th from 3 - 5pm

Sponsored by Art in the Open

Location

  • Schuylkill River banks
  • Philadelphia, PA

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