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Dreams do come true

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Never in my wildest dreams did I believe my work would appear in a museum, but dreams do come true.

The "Making Art from the Museum to the Streets" workshop offered by the Allentown Museum (Allentown, PA) asked participants to explore “What is the place of art in our lives today?”.  For three days we wandered and photographed Allentown and shared our own stories. We were then asked to create a story, using a composite photograph, of how art impacts our lives today. I called my  piece, "Art Healing the Community", for while wandering the city, I was continuously struck by the shadow cast on Allentown and in particular the museum by the county jail. I wanted this piece to represent how art could heal those in jail, as well as the community where the crimes occurred.