Arts Partnership Success Story
CAP's Creative Recovery Fund grant has a primary focus area of arts events that address racial justice.
The Village at Ithaca is one of 12 grantees, and received funds for "Seats at the Table."
Young people (ages 13+) used their creativity, passion, and research skills to reclaim 12 found/used chairs and through decoupage, paint, and other techniques, transforming the chairs into the testimonials and depictions of the Black agents of freedom who came before them.
Finished pieces for this ongoing project, were displayed this past July at the Ithaca City School District Diversity Symposium.
Sarah Wolff, Program Educator, came up with the idea while she was walking down her road and noticed an old chair up for grabs in her neighbor’s front yard. Her experience as an educator mainly revolves around teaching poetry and writing, but she has actively been exploring new forms for metaphor beyond... Read more