For tonight's Music & Art Cafe, the kids are exhibiting both written work and self-portraits. The former are based on the second novel we read together, Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. This beloved book is a series of forty-four snapshots in the life of an eighth-grade girl in a Latino neighborhood of Chicago. Our kids wrote three snapshots of their own lives, each series given a title such as The Willow on Bridgeway Drive or The Kitten on Pearl Street.
The self-portraits were painted under the guidance of Monica Wilson in the style of Tyree Guyton, creator and curator of our old friend the Heidelberg Project in Detroit.