“Chalk Talk Kenosha Banners” on view at the State Capitol in Madison, UW-Parkside Library, Celebre Place Senior Living, Madison Public Libraries, and the lobby of the Rita!

The banners created last year to celebrate the community art project “Chalk Talk Kenosha,” organized by UW-Parkside Galleries and ExposeKenosha, are on view of the WI State Capital during Jan and Feb, 2013. This project was inspired by Minneapolis-based artist Wing Young Huie represents the collaboration of over a hundred community participants from the public schools (teachers and students), Kenosha Literacy Council, Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, Parkside students and senior citizens. Nearly 200 individual photos were taken in workshops lead by volunteers and the photos were shown in Kenosha downtown businesses, in senior living residencies, in public schools and in the Fine Arts Gallery at Parkside.

See all the Chalk Talk Kenosha images at UW-Parkside’s Gallery webpage: Chalk Talk Kenosha

Banner features Wing Huie's  photos taken at chalk talk workshop at Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha.

Banner features Harborview Academy High School student work.

Banner features photo taken by volunteers at Kenosha Literacy Council chalk talk workshop.

Banner features photo taken by volunteers at Kenosha Literacy Council chalk talk workshop.

After their display at the State Capitol, “Chalk Talk Kenosha” banners found a home in the UW-Parkside library.

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As the school year begins at UW-Parkside, this wonderful community project has been formed into a mural in the entry way of the Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts and Humanities.

Mural display in the lobby of the Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts and Humanities at UW-Parkside.

Mural display in the lobby of the Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts and Humanities at UW-Parkside.

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs is the director of galleries and curator of exhibitions at Jamestown Community College in Western New York. She writes the blog "Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes" about visual art in her community.

2 Responses to “Chalk Talk Kenosha Banners” on view at the State Capitol in Madison, UW-Parkside Library, Celebre Place Senior Living, Madison Public Libraries, and the lobby of the Rita!

  1. Monica Haller says:

    amazing work on this, patricia! you’re doing so much at once! m

  2. Fascinating project, displayed very nicely. Great work, Patricia.

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