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ERIC Number: EJ907736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Hand-in Hand, Building Community on Common Ground
Lawton, Pamela Harris
Art Education, v63 n6 p6-12 Nov 2010
Shortly after the author began teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), Frances Hawthorne, one of the studio faculty, approached her to work on a community-based art project with students. Frances is a social justice artist who works collaboratively with marginalized groups such as the homeless and inmates at the Mecklenburg County Jail. The author's artmaking and research interests involve the collaborative creation of "artstories," narrative art forms that reinterpret, explore, and preserve family/community history, identity, and intergenerational relationships. Their collaboration resulted in the story quilt project. This article discusses how a unique quiltmaking/oral history service-learning project fostered partnerships and friendships between college students, university faculty, homeless individuals, and a community faith-based organization, and served to empower and transform lives. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina