In this show Mission Gallery teamed up with high school photography students at the Boston Public School - Margarita Muñiz Academy to produce youth directed and co-curated photography show! Holding the show in a restaurant nestled in the community from which the youth and their school are seated it lead to a truly full circle experience for all involved.
Mission Gallery curator Mattie Loyce supported the students in running two separate workshops focusing on how to curate their own gallery exhibition; including their creation of concept themes, titles, flyer ideas, and selection of work. After the the workshops the students a concept of presenting two powerful thematic collections respectively titled 'Flowers in the Meadow' and 'Life Through a Penny'. Below find the longer concept descriptions.
'Flowers in the Meadow'
The meadow in which we walk around still has flowers that we can pick. They are not always positive, but we encounter them and learn to deal with them. The meadows are our ghetto environment and the flowers are all the things we find in our meadow.
'Life Through a Penny'
Life through a penny is the daily struggle the most people endure in order to obtain the miserable penny. On the opposite side of the penny exists those who have the resources to obtain the penny, but are not aware of their privilege.