News and Notes from Asst Principal O'Connor Fisher

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March 2019

Dear Seward Families,

In July of 2018, Seward was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for our students to participate in an artist-in-residency workshop. During the month of March, our E2 students are participating in weekly one-hour sessions with photographer Wing Young Huie. Wing, a native of Duluth, has over thirty years of experience as a photographer. He is best known for his University Avenue and Lake Street USA projects, where his photographs capture the everyday lives of people. Through his photography, Wing explores social issues, such as immigration and race, and encourages us to look beyond what we see in the picture. To learn more about Wing, you can explore his website: www.wingyounghuie.com

Over the next five weeks, the E2 students will explore identity, race, and culture through photography. Students will participate in “chalk talks” where they will take photos and write about where they were, where are they now, and where they want to be. Students will also present their photographs to their class.

We are hoping to have some students share their work at the Roundtable meeting on April 11th. At the Spring Event on May 10th, students’ work will be displayed and Wing Young Huie will also be in attendance. In addition, students’ photographs will be displayed throughout the E2 commons when their work is complete.

The teachers and students are excited to participate in this amazing opportunity. We are fortunate to have Wing providing this opportunity with Seward students.

Sincerely,

Meghan O’Connor Fisher
Assistant Principal