I’ll let you in on a little secret. I love storytelling. It’s one of my favorite things to do within the context of our schools and district…and I think it has a powerful impact on our ecosystem (but I’m biased). This was one of those things that I really enjoyed.
I received word from an educator at the high school that our students had an installment at a local gallery (one I’d never heard of). I looked up the place, http://www.emilegruppegallery.com/
, and set up a time to visit. I was more than amazed by the whole experience.
The student artwork was incredible…to really take it in. I was conflicted because I wanted to video and photograph everything BUT I want people to go there…to be in the converted barn…to hear stories about the artwork there…to sit and stare. Emilie, the owner of the gallery, was incredible. Her father’s artwork is in the main room and compelled me to stare into the swirls of paint for at least a half an hour after I’d already finished taking pictures and video.
But the story…the story was just great.