The Rockwell Museum collaborated with the Corning-Painted Post High School Learning Center and Teaching Artist Meghan O’Toole to provide an adapted version of the annual Identity and the Artist (I&A) program. This vital program is designed to foster creativity and provide an artistic outlet for students to explore aspects of their cultural and personal identities, as well as build relationships within their classroom environments and the community.
For 2020: Our Lives in Mask, students explored how we express aspects of our identities while wearing a mask, either through a physical cloth mask or a metaphorical emotional mask. Since we are all wearing masks every day, while we live through the pandemic to protect ourselves from COVID-19, this project provided students with the opportunity to reveal their personalities and share their perspectives through the pandemic experience. Students were able to participate in a new online program format that integrated social components designed to unite everyone together as we face adversity in an unprecedented time.
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