Page at a Time
Five unique books created by fifth grade students will be on display in the lobby of The Wolfsonian–Florida International University from Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, June 2, 2013. This exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is the final product of Page at a Time—a long-running interdisciplinary arts-education program created by The Wolfsonian in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and made possible thanks to the support of Carnival Foundation.
Page at a Time, now completing its fifteenth year, focuses on social and political themes reflected by objects in the collection. On a yearly basis different schools participate in this program jointly taught by classroom and art teachers, in conjunction with Wolfsonian education staff members. The students who participated this year created unique books examining a variety of issues. The book from Southside Elementary Museums Magnet explores the impact of rapid urban development on Brickell Avenue and how to preserve green spaces for the people who live and work there. Another book from South Pointe Elementary presents poems and illustrations to address the use and abuse of the world’s natural, technological, economic, and human resources. South Miami K-8 Center students have created a powerfully symbolic book representing the painful consequences of bullying on children.
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