MINNEAPOLIS (July 13, 2016) — Crosswinds is hosting a well-known documentary photographer, Wing Young Huie, as a visiting artist to work with our students and teachers on a very special program called, “What do you see?” on Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21, with a final exhibition on Friday, July 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. Students will learn about photography techniques as well as engage in discussions about how photographs can be interpreted from multiple points of view. Students will pair up for “Chalk Talks” and photograph each other along with a statement that expresses who they are and their perspectives on their own chalkboards.
Wing Young Huie, who lives in the Twin Cities, works with students around the country using photography to challenge cultural preconceptions to get beyond the surface and help people connect more deeply. He has conducted over a thousand presentations to audiences of all kinds, including K-12 classrooms, colleges, nonprofits and corporations. For over 30 years, Wing has been photographing the everyday realities of our complex and changing cultural landscape with exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide. His most well known projects have been large-scale public installations, transforming major thoroughfares into epic photo galleries, reflecting the lives of thousands of its citizens. You may have seen one of these on University Avenue in St. Paul or Lake Street in Minneapolis.
In addition to this arts integration program, our students will also participate in a “Leadership Compass” workshop facilitated by Equity Alliance MN. In this program, students will explore different leadership styles, as a tool for self-reflection and leadership growth. Just like the compass, leadership styles are aligned with its points of North or “results,” East or “vision,” South or “relationships,” and West or “process.” Students will determine their own tendencies and learn to recognize the value in diversity of styles.
Please feel free to attend the 10th grade Moving On Ceremony, which takes place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in addition to the exhibit.
Crosswinds uses arts education and arts integration to reach all students while closing the achievement gap. Students who participate in the arts are more successful in school and more excited about learning opportunities.
For more information on Crosswinds Arts and Science School, please go to www.crosswindsmn.org
For more information about Wing Young Huie, please go to http://www.wingyounghuie.com/
For more information on Equity Alliance MN, please go to http://www.equityalliancemn.org/
Please feel free to contact us at 651-379-2600 or at [email protected]