Monday, February 22, 2010
Art teacher Ann Mehr gives directions to third graders crafting wire sculptres at Lee Expressive Arts School on February 18. The project is part of the African art education curriculum along with gospel music inspired stained glass and jazz portraits. Mehr described the class as energized not hectic. “There will be a lot of activity and a lot of focus.” Lee Elementary offers a creative outlet for children at an early age. “The more ways that children have to learn the better learners they will be.” Said Mehr.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here are two shots of Daniel Soetaert and Bobby Johnson that I took during my breaking the ice assignment. I spent a good amount of time with these members of the board of the directors for the The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. Soetaert and Johnson were loading mulch into their truck for transport.
Columbia resident Almeta Crayton listens intently during the Black History Month President Obama Discussion in the Armory Sports center on February 10. The discussion touched on the topics of public housing, the war in Iraq, healthcare, and Obama’s progress. Crayton was very vocal during the discussion especially regarding how the war in Iraq infringes on personal freedoms. “Someone’s child has to get on the front line so you can say what you want to say.” Said Crayton
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I ventured out to Rock Quarry to do a little nature exploring and came across some interesting configurations. I found a particular tree whose roots caught my eye with their humanlike features. The roots took shape as a man running in motion. I found this especially ironic because the purpose of the roots are to ground the tree and keep it stagnant.