PAGES Program Overview 2019-2020
Visual Arts Experience
|Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin||Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin|
|Planning Meeting||October 1, 2019, 4:30pm|
|Date(s)||September-December(TBD by teachers)|
|Time(s)||10:00am-12:00pm or 11am-1pm|
“Everything you make is being made by every single experience you’ve ever had in your whole life, and on top of that, things you were born with.”– Maya Lin
HERE: Ann Hamilton, Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer,brings together three Ohio-born visual artists. In three distinct shows, each artist will present works that contemplate place, time, objects, and language.
Themes and ideas include: identity, creative process, place, time, objects, perception, language, environmental themes, science
Media Arts Experience
|Anthropocene: The Human Epoch||Director, Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier|
|Planning Meeting||November 5, 2019, 4:30pm|
|Date||December 5, 2019|
“Going to these places and reminding the viewer, Yes, you are connected to these places, was the goal of the film. A lot of people think they are living outside of nature when they live in cities, without recognizing that everything they do every day is taking from the natural world in some kind of way. Our goal from the beginning was to create a space or an arena to meditate on these issues and our own implication in these landscapes in a way that invited everybody. –Jennifer Baichwal
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is the third film of a trilogy by filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicolas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky. The follows an international team of scientists who after 10 years of research maintain that the cause and effects of the Anthropocene Epoch are due to profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. This striking and poignant film is both art and science covering the environmental changes across the world with unforgettable depth and imagery.
Themes and ideas include: identity, place, history, culture, environmental themes, science, social justice
Performing Arts Experience
|Sharona Udoh live||Sharona Udoh|
|Planning Meeting||January 7, 2020, 4:30pm|
|Date||January 24, 2020, 10:30am-1pm|
“Throughout the entire time of me playing music I’ve changed my perception of what music is for…I think music is to connect… and that is really strong in my music,” she said. “I’m definitely connecting to something whether it’s an emotion or another person.”—Sharon Udoh
Singer, songwriter, keyboardist, Sharon Udoh is a 2019 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award winner and during her residency, she will work exclusively with Pages students with a performance that highlights one of her major influences, Nina Simone. This interactive performance will not only introduce students to the iconic music of Nina Simone—but will also demonstrate how Simone’s music has influenced Udoh’s own work. Udoh will create an interactive space for experimentation, art education, and play.
Themes and ideas include: identity, culture, icons, music/sound, narrative, tradition, contemporary, time and space
Summer Planning Workshop
September 21-22, 10am-4pm
Every year, Pages brings together the entire team of educators, artists, and partners to think, collaborate, and have shared experiences with the work students will encounter in Pages. This meeting is mandatory for all partners as it sets a significant collaborative tone for the course of the year. The workshop is professional development for all. Classroom educators can receive continuing education credit by request.
Pages Open Mic (Wexner Center for the Arts)
(tentative date: May 5, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm)
After the Pages experiences are over, students will revise works written and created throughout the year. Each student will have an opportunity to submit, publish, and/or share their work in the book, at a public open mic reading (location TBD), or in the exhibition. The Wexner Center for the Arts publishes an anthology each year accompanied by an open mic reading and exhibition in collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library. There are multiple ways students can express themselves and share work they wrote and/or created from their year in Pages.