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Salon Series: InterGeneration AIR 2020 Showcase

Thank you so much for attending the Eliot School Salon event and preview of InterGeneration, a beautiful and thought-provoking film by our 2020 Artist in Residence, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, and our Teen Bridge youth. It was a lovely evening and we are thrilled that we could share it and the film with you. Your comments and kind words were so inspiring to our young artists and remind us of the truly transformative power of artmaking.
InterGeneration brings together teens on the verge of adulthood and seniors later in life through dialog and collaborative art-making. It is a poignant work-- framed beautifully by the times that we are living in and our shared histories. At the filmmaker’s request, since it is still a work in progress, we are unable to provide a link to the film or salon screening at this time. It is our sincere hope to bring you that footage at a later date if and when the film is released for a wider audience. In the meantime, if you were unable to attend, please enjoy the trailer below.

The Eliot School’s Teen Bridge program seeks to empower youth through the arts. This multi-year program, open to students in grades 8-12, combines art education and experience, life skills, mentorship, job training, and employment. Teens collaborate with each other and teaching artists to develop their artistic, personal and professional voice, and their skills. 
The program meets on Saturdays during the school year and teens participate in intensive art experiences during the summer, including summer employment and our annual Artist in Residence program, receiving stipends and wages. Typically, recruitment takes place each fall, with new teens joining in January and continuing throughout high school. However due to COVID-19, current recruitment is on pause and will resume in 2021. To apply or for additional information, please contact our Youth Program Team. To make a contribution to the program, please donate here.
Carolyn Shadid Lewis is an award-winning multimedia artist and filmmaker whose oral history work examines the lingering effects of public and private trauma on individuals, families and nations. Through stop-motion animation, surround-sound, original music and installation, her lyrical documentary productions take the viewer on imaginative journeys through storytellers’ memories.


InterGeneration was generously supported by the Joe Kalt & Judy Gans Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, Maureen and David Moses Family, National Endowment for the Arts, New World Foundation, Plymouth Rock Foundation and general support from Mass Cultural Council.

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

Read an article by Jamaica Plain News written on the Thursday's event here

Watch InterGeneration trailer:

InterGeneration Trailer