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Exhibit Reception: Through the Eyes of a Child - Who Am Eye

The Hispanic Cultural Center exhibit features photographs by former Reginald Chavez fifth graders.

Aug 18, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where National Hispanic Cultural Center
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Last school year, 38 fifth graders at Albuquerque Public Schools Reginald Chavez Elementary School participated in a photography project that celebrates their vision of culture, family and friendship.

The result of this project is a National Hispanic Cultural Center exhibit titled, Through the Eyes of a Child – Who Am Eye. The photographs will be on display in the Domenici Educational Building through Aug. 31. The opening reception is Thursday, August 18, from 5-7:30 p.m.

The show stresses the idea of using photography as a visual arts form that can be expressive of students, their community, culture and environment. Calling attention to the beauty and content of their photographs gave importance to the students' ideas and efforts. In addition to honoring and reflecting their vision and values through photography, the students were also asked to write an essay about their photographs.

The project was a continuation of last year’s photographic project, Eye Am, headed by Albuquerque photographer Fernando Delgado. Students were taught principles of photography and the use of cameras as an art medium and that photography and art are viable career paths.

The current exhibit was spearheaded by counselor and professional artist Katherine Irish, Principal Loretta Huerta and music instructor Doug Bellen. The projected is funded through a Horizon Grant from the APS Education Foundation. Carr Imaging donated 50 percent of the professional printing costs of the photographs in the show. Irish curated the exhibit.

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