DISMISSED Friday, November 18th to Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Art for Change, 1699 Lexington Avenue, Lower Level, New York
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18th, 7:00pm–11:00pm Music & Refreshments!
Art for Change is pleased to present Dismissed featuring artists, Jamie Kelty, Sally Hogarth, Megan Klim, Tomo Mori, Kate Fauvell, Rosanna Bump, Junior Targét, and student artwork from Promise Academy II in Harlem and Maspeth High School in Queens.
Education, which should be a right, is often a privilege. In this show, we asked artists to consider the disparities that exist in our education system through the lenses of class, school districts, and race. School budgets based on property taxes in some areas are one example of the stratification of schools based on class. The achievement gap between minority students and their white counter parts increased in recent years due to the reliance on standardized testing and uncertain budgetary constraints. There is a need for educational reform to a system that was developed to reflect white middle class values, instead of the culture where the school is embedded. We seek to include work that explores these and other issues related to education and the community of East Harlem. We also aim to include work that is inspired by the dedication that educators have shown to their students and school community.
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