I was one of the teaching artists for Mission Voices Summer (youth program) at Southern Exposure.
For our section, artist Sadie Harmon and I lead a group of young artists in an exploration of City Islands and Urban Obstacles. The goal was to interpret the urban landscape of the Mission district into drawings, photos, and mobile islands that transforms Southern Exposure into an interactive obstacle course.
Lead Youth Mission Voices Summer Artists: Soukeyna Alberts, Samantha Barberena, Lori Bato, Erika Bato, Joanna Beltran, Maybel Campos, Cosimo Comito-Steller, Milo Comito-Steller, Sonja Flores, Kayleena Fong, Melissa "Kat" Fullmer, Joshua Garcia, Teresa Gomez, Charles Gomez, Samantha Gomez, Carlos Gonzalez, Joel Hlamphakdi, Brian Katz, Anzhela Klimenko, Jennifer Lara, Grace Leary, Carlos Mendoza, Julianna Perez, Noah Pryfogle, Caitlyn Quibell, Stefan Razvaliaeff, Jacqueline Sanchez, Adonay Efrian Sanchez Montoya, John Saunders, Amanda Seigel, Jherlyn Sermiento, Sara Torres, and Chuqiao Zeng.
Lead Teaching Artists: Whitney Lynn, Sarah Matik, and Melissa Wyman
Assistants Teaching Artists: Kellie Flint, Sadie Harmon, and Sarah Matik
Youth Leaders: Erika Bato, Lori Bato, Brian Kats and Grace Leary
Program Director: Dave Sandoval
MVS Intern: Nicole Murphy
MVS Intern Photographer: Kayleena Fong
*photos to the left by Randy Dodson