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Lafayette School sixth graders respond to social justice sculptures

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By Tara Vocino


Approximately 120 Lafayette School sixth graders visited activist sculptures at Glendale Park during a field trip on Tuesday morning.


The exhibit is called Be the Change and the exhibition is designed to spark conversations around social justice themes.


Arts for Everett, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization in Everett, also known as Art Lab Everett, has brought this exhibition to Glendale Park as part of its mission to bring art into public spaces in Everett. Founder/Director, Martha Chason-Sokol has been working with educators in the Everett Public Schools, including Cari DiCicco, Coordinator of Fine Arts for EPS and Shane McNally EL teacher at the Lafayette School to create awareness of the exhibition.


“We hope many EPS teachers will bring their students to see these sculptures,” ArtLab founder Martha Chason-Sokol said. “They present an excellent opportunity for a walking field trip.”


They are currently in the planning stages of organized tours with knowledgeable guides and will announce those as they are arranged.


The exhibition was created by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and funded by Combined Jewish Philanthropies. It was the brainchild of Newton artist Caron Tabb. Each of the artworks was created by a local Boston artist.


Additionally, Laura Mandel, Executive Director of the Jewish Arts Collaborative will be speaking with Everett High Students today, Nov. 17, at 11:15 a.m.


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