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Katherine Wood, What Gives YOU Hope?, 2020, mixed media: chalk, pastel and watercolor paint on paper (upper portion), spray paint, chalk, and tape on poster board (lower portion), 42″ x 24″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

Katherine Wood, What Gives YOU Hope?, 2020, mixed media: chalk, pastel and watercolor paint on paper (upper portion), spray paint, chalk, and tape on poster board (lower portion), 42" x 24"

Katherine Wood, What Gives YOU Hope?, 2020, mixed media: chalk, pastel and watercolor paint on paper (upper portion), spray paint, chalk, and tape on poster board (lower portion), 42" x 24"

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In this mixed media project I explored, among other things, the concept of audience participation. Other students in the drawing class were invited to participate by answering the question, "What Gives YOU Hope?" A plastic bag full of chalk was available for them to write their comments. This project was created as a sort of companion piece for a somewhat similar project created in another class. My thanks to Jacqueline Ehlis for creating an open and inclusive space, facilitating participation.