"After The Wars" arts collaboration is on view at Reagan High
Nationally acclaimed photographer Paul Calhoun and his son, award-winning radio producer and journalist Ben Calhoun are collaborating with Know Thyself to host a memorable event at Reagan IB High School.
Their photographic display and personal interviews honoring American veterans entitled "After the Wars" will be accompanied by two other Know Thyself art projects including the mural, "Milwaukee Labor Movement" and the digital collages from "Voices of the Young."
What: "After the Wars" Gallery Talk and Showcase, "Milwaukee Labor Movement" and "Voices of the Young."
When: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m.
Where: Reagan IB High School Auditorium
After the Wars
Paul Calhoun will participate in a gallery talk on Wednesday morning to discuss his body of work entitled "After the Wars,' a powerful collection of photographs featuring American war veterans. This project was originally funded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio. The photographic collection is accompanied by interviews Ben Calhoun recorded with the combat veterans ranging from WWII to Afghanistan. Headsets are provided to gallery visitors so they can listen to each intimate interview while viewing the candid photographs that so poignantly captures these veteran's post-war lives back home in America.
Milwaukee Labor Movement
Two extensive murals depicting historical scenes from Milwaukee's Labor Movement will also be on display during the Feb. 18 visual arts showcase. The murals will be accompanied by four interviews conducted by Reagan students with labor force residents who were part of this historical moment in time.
Voices of the Young
Once again, Know Thyself and Paul Calhoun have captured the essence of teen life here in Milwaukee through their "Voices of the Young" digital collages display. Through their combined efforts, Milwaukee's urban youth are given a rarely-heard and much-needed voice. Reagan's IB Visual Art Club members are given a wide range of topics to generate self-revelatory photo collages and supportive, emotional essays.
Both the photographic imagery and written words are moving, honest, and reflective of what happens in the lives of Milwaukee's urban youth. Highly-acclaimed photographer Paul Calhoun also provides extraordinary portraits of each student to reflect their joy, pain and youthful resilience. This emotionally-charged project is generously supported through grants from the Helen Bader Foundation and the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
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