Join us for a special weekend educator workshop that celebrates the lasting legacy and history of the site-specific 1983 public art installation Surrounded Islands by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. This unique convergence of art, environment, and civic engagement will be explored in a two-part day.
Part 1, 10am-2pm | Join our inquiry-based tours through PAMM's Surrounded Islands documentary exhibition, while exploring the process and conceptualization of public art in the urban tropics.
Part 2, 2-5pm | Further explore the cultural phenomenon of Surrounded Islands by diving into the Vasari Project Archive/Miami Dade Public Library System's complementary exhibition, Christo and Jeanne‑Claude in Miami | The Library and the Surrounded Islands Project. Participate in a hands-on art-making experience sure to inspire more interdisciplinary integration and inquiry-based learning into your classroom. Also attend Process and Participation, Surrounded Islands Project, an experimental social sculpture and panel discussion moderated by Veronica Fazzio with artists Kerry Ware, David Bricker, and Veronica Fazzio. Learn how Miami participated in Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Surrounded Islands project and how the city was temporarily and forever transformed.
Open to traditional and non-traditional K-12 and college educators of all subject areas.
M-DCPS PD Credits: 7