Artwork Made by Local School On Display at Watertown Gallery

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“supposed to be” is a finished piece by Cecily Curtis is one of the pieces by eight-graders at Atrium School on display at Room 83 Spring.

The following information was provided by Room 83 Spring:

The Atrium School’s eighth Grade Art and Social Studies Class will present A Statement on Identity, a pop-up show within the current show at ROOM 83 Spring.

“I question everything, nothing is as it seems, and I wish someone would tell who I am supposed to be” 

Atrium eighth graders combine the lessons of their Art and Social Studies classes to produce this year’s final project which is focused on identity. The curriculum for Atrium’s eighth grade social studies classes comes from Facing History and Ourselves, an international education and professional development organization dedicated to engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of an informed and humane citizenry.                           

Eleven pieces of art represent the students’ identities and each student will sign their name at the end. The students invite viewers to sign and add their names and/or their identities that connect in any way. The art piece will grow as the signatures become part of the whole, revealing various identities among us in our Watertown community.

Opening reception Saturday, May 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Gallery hours: May 19, 1 – 3; May 23 and May 25, 1 – 4

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