Thursday, September 13, 2007

After many months of planning, I am so pleased that the exhibition is up and beautiful at the Temple Gallery. Re:Print Re:Present Re:View opened during First Friday last week to a steady and engaged crowd. I noticed that people returned to watch Berni Searle's video installation, Spirit of '76, over and over. It is a haunting piece and not to be missed.

We are in the middle of production of the publication to accompany the exhibition and are hoping to have that ready for people to enjoy at the panel discussion! Tony Smyrski is doing a great job as the graphic designer for the project. He designed the project logo seen to the right.

The wallpaper installation at the Paul Robeson House is underway for Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons' project. The house is currently under renovation as part of a multi-phase capital campaign. We are so pleased to be able to raise awareness of the house and its history.

Shown here is the costume made for Paul Robeson in a case to the left of the staircase in the row house. The images in the wallpaper are images of the youth from the neighborhood and a silhouette of Robeson playing football, which creates a celebratory pose. The bright yellow wallpaper energizes the space. Later, this wall treatment will be embellished with window textiles and will be accompanied by a video projection to be installed in October.

Posted by Caitlin, project manager

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