I Dream A Home was an interactive art piece created for MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) during San Jose, CA’s SubZERO arts festival, which I produced in collaboration with artist Pilar Aguero-Esparza.
 

Adolescent Perspective Project was a public art project created by my students at Downtown College Prep H.S.  Students secured a grant from the Community Foundation Silicon Valley to create bus posters that were exhibited inside public buses and light rail trains throughout Santa Clara County, California.  Students worked in teams to create a concept, photographic image, and text to communicate a provocative, positive message for the larger community. 
 

MACLA Mural was a prominent, public mural created in downtown San Jose, CA, by my students at Downtown College Prep H.S.  It was was displayed on the façade of MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) – a pre-eminent center for Latino culture in Silicon Valley.  The mural stood for peace and cross-cultural understanding—direct responses to the events of September 11th, and their own personal journeys of being the first in their families to attend college. 
 

Cole School Mural  was a photographic mural created by middle school students of Focus: Youth Photography Project, which I founded with a grant from the Echoing Green Foundation.  The mural was entitled, “Whose Shoulders Do We Stand On?  Honoring Our Ancestors: Past, Present and Future,” and was created by students under the mentorship of Carolyn S. Carr, Asual Aswad, and designer Scott Panton. 
 

Teen Animation is an eight-minute reel showcasing the animation work of my students at Gunderson High School in San Jose, CA.  Students learned 3D solid drawing skills; stop motion animation; 2D hand drawn animation in FlipBook and Flash; and 3D modeling and animation in Maya. 
 

Art Travels  was a public art project created by middle school students of Focus: Youth Photography Project, which I founded with a grant from the Echoing Green Foundation.  Focus worked collaboratively with West Oakland’s Cole School and the Museum of Children’s Art to support students in their creation of bus posters that promoted nonviolence and were displayed in Oakland public buses. 

 

Youth Voices was a series of banners installed along light posts in West Oakland, CA, created by middle school students of Focus: Youth Photography Project, which I founded with a grant from the Echoing Green Foundation.  Focus worked collaboratively with the Museum of Children’s Art to support students in creating the concept, text and photographs for the project.

Face Value was a series of portraits of local leaders created by middle school students of Focus: Youth Photography Project, which I founded with a grant from the Echoing Green Foundation.  Students worked in teams to interview and photograph ten leaders in the Oakland community, and their portraits were displayed at the grand opening of the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakand, CA.
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