Mentoring Program for St. Luke’s

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Hired these punks from 3 different high schools to assist Erin Holliday in preparing 3 mobiles for St. Luke’s Hospital.  Erin runs the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, and is a sculptor in her own right.  KCAI grad.  The works will be made of copper leaf and dyed fiber sandwiched between sculpted sheets of acrylic. 

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The artists came from Paseo, Lincoln Prep and Sumner Academies.  Were they paid for their efforts?  Sure, in pizza.  Well also a little dough, and their names go on the title plaques as apprentices.

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The concept kind of looks like this, although the sketch doesn’t indicate color or drama.  The works will be hung beneath a series of large, barrel-vaulted ceilings.

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I spent a month working with Erin in developing the concept, though she came up with the utterly brilliant design and process.  I assist on a lot of the projects in this way; always have.  Will my name go on a plaque?  Nay; and it never will.

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