Your Own Best Secret Place
Opening reception June 2nd, 3:00-6:00PM
Closing June 9th
Human Resources is pleased to present Your Own Best Secret Place, an exhibition of new and recent work by art students from Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Middle School. Organized by artist and teacher Mark Roeder, the exhibition will feature a collaborative installation process culminating in an opening reception on Saturday, June 2, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
Using Byrd Baylor’s 1979 children’s book of the same title, the exhibition was initially conceived around the universal experience of a bedroom or other private place for teenaged plotting, dreaming, and solitude. Featuring paintings and cast-aluminum sculptures by twenty-nine artists, the exhibition asks, What is the landscape of an adolescent’s personal development? What do we take with us or pick up along that developmental journey? What will this developmental landscape and these objects that become so important say about us that we haven’t yet realized?
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Middle School, through a collaborative team effort, is committed to developing the whole child as a successful life-long learner by creating a positive school culture through the effective delivery of a rigorous standards-driven curriculum based on assessed student needs.