This free event will be a public, all-ages party for students, parents, and families from the elementary schools in our after-school program, where participants can engage with student and parent art work and make connections across communities in CAPE’s after-school program.
Please visit our website for more details on other INSIDE/OUTSIDE events and general gallery hours: http://CAPEchicago.org/inside-outside
Inside/Outside features work created by students and parents in CAPE’s after-school program at four public schools in Chicago: George Washington High School, North-Grand High School, Telpochcalli Elementary School, and Waters Elementary School.
The exhibition title, INSIDE/OUTSIDE, refers to the exploration of internal and external phenomena in projects at these four schools. Inside, schools contain space and culture created and enacted by students and teachers. Outside, the school neighborhoods contain their own spaces and cultures that contribute to students’ identities and histories. In these after school CAPE projects, students deconstructed and reconstructed space and culture from both inside and outside of school. In doing so, they also came to question what constitutes a community, and what is their identity in relation to community. INSIDE/OUTSIDE presents the artistic research of students addressing questions of identity and community and the interplay of inside and outside phenomena.