Judy Chicago

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Open Doors Feature: Klondike Elementary Visual History Project


We're so excited to be bringing the Visual History Program to Klondike Elementary this spring! Students have begun creating their quilt pieces based on Judy Chicago's International Honor Quilt. Each student has researched a female figure that played an important role during World War II to base their quilt piece on. Students are learning the importance of feminism while also learning how to turn the knowledge they gain into a creative work of art. This program, taught by Ehren Reed, is a perfect complement to social studies, literature lessons, and art lessons.


Images provided by LVA's media intern Zoie Richey 

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Open Doors Feature: Honor Quilt Project

We were so impressed by the student's work from the Academy at Shawnee! We worked with art teacher Beth Holladay to bring a project inspired by Judy Chicago's Honor Quilt to her classroom. Students chose a female visual artist who's work they admired and created a quilt panel to honor them. Kara Walker, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Minter, Mary Cassatt, and Bridget Riley were just a few of the artists selected by the students.

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