Ubuntu Arts Exhibit 2011
The Potential of Ubuntu: Youth Transforming Violence
On display April 19 - 23, 2011 at Wheelock's Towne Art Gallery
Co-curated by Ann Tobey and Bridgit Paula
This annual exhibit comprises collaborative art works created by local youth to explore, address, and express themes related to Ubuntu and the transformation of violence. (Ubuntu is a worldview introduced to Wheelock by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu that embraces humanity's interconnectedness.). Youths worked together with Wheelock College seniors majoring in Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy (JJYA) to identify and focus on social issues of concern, imagine solutions to these problems, express their sentiments via the artistic medium, and prepare their works for exhibition. It is the fifth year that this exhibit has been hosted by the JJYA program at Wheelock College and conducted in collaboration with Violence Transformed, an exhibition of visual and performing arts created to celebrate the power of art, artists, and art making to confront, challenge, and mediate violence. Ubuntu Arts at Wheelock is an ongoing initiative of "Ubuntu in the Works." Through the process of creation and exhibition of individual and collaborative teen art, we aspire to be "part of the solution."
Below are photos of some of the students' artwork, taken during the opening reception at the Towne Art Gallery on April 19, 2011: