Nora Valdez: Home

 

In 2018, sculptor Nora Valdez will work with the Eliot School Teen Bridge program to create a public art project on the theme of home.

This is our first residency in conjunction with Teen Bridge, a program that brings a small group of passionate teens from our partner schools to our schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain. During weekends and summers, teens participate in a rigorous arts program that combines skill building, mentorshipo, employment and intensive art enrichment opportunities.

Sculptor Nora Valdez kicks off the annual Artist in Residence program in 2018, working in collaboration with teens to develop a project that engages the larger community around the theme of home. Nora and Teen Bridge youth will initiate a public dialogue exploring these questions: What makes a place home? What makes home safe, comforting? How do we create a sense of home, claim a place as home?