CHANDLER, Ariz. – Over the course of a year-long collaboration, talented artists from Hamilton High School created works inspired by Chandler Museum’s Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler.
From classroom conversations to silent sketching in the exhibit hall, students from Karen Tabor’s Advanced Placement Art and 3-4 Drawing considered the way documentary photography enables us to empathize and reflect on the people, objects and circumstances that foster our sense of identity.
The resulting 40+ pieces, in a variety of mediums, express the heartfelt, nuanced and diverse ways we define the concept of home.
“I love interacting with groups in the exhibit hall but getting to see the work of these students evolve over the course of the school year has been a special treat. And reading how they define home has been extremely moving,” shares Kristine Clark, Community Engagement Specialist at Chandler Museum. “I can’t wait to see the look on their faces when they visit the Museum again and see their art on our walls.”
There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Chandler Museum will be open during the event for those wanting to explore the exhibits Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler and Working America.
Home Through Our Eyes: Hamilton Art Students Respond to Picturing Home Exhibition is on display May 8 to July 16, 2023. The Chandler Museum is located 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 1- 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Admission is free.
Find more information, visit Chandler Museum or call 480-782-2717.
Chandler Museum is an innovative learning environment where the community comes together to share our stories, store our cultural heritage and experience Chandler as a people and place. The vision of the Museum is to be the community’s principal resource to explore its people’s history, culture, and place in a rapidly changing world of today – within and without the walls of a building. More information online at the Chandler Museum website.
Kristine Clark, Community Engagement Specialist