The Neighborhood School Memory Project
Artists for Radical Change use painting, drawing and mixed media installation as tools to manipulate images and capture moments and events undocumented by the media. Members of the collective collaborated with community organizers and activist organizations over a period of several years to deepen their understanding of the political economy of public education.
These works resulted directly from board meetings, school closing hearings, protests, demonstrations and marches from neighborhoods and areas throughout Chicago. The bright and bold colors of these works emulate the energy, anxiety and tensions felt at events by the artists throughout this experience. The events were physically and emotionally stressful and the threat of arrest was constantly present.