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Public Art Practice: Site Specific Installation

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Course Description

In collaboration with the EPACenter  youth arts center in East Palo Alto this class is an immersive introduction to contemporary public art practices, with a focus on community engagement, program design and installation. Day trips to local public art sites and collaboration with EPACENTER instructors and youth are included and will introduce students to the work of EPACENTER. Students will work with instructors and community members to research and develop a sustained community partnership with the center and Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Students with interests in painting, visual art, design and arts administration will gain a multifaceted look into the process of site-specific public art practice.

Meet the Instructor(s)

Gina Hernandez Clarke

Gina Hernandez

Gina Hernandez Clarke is a Lecturer in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (by courtesy) and a Director of Community Engaged Learning at the Stanford Arts Institute. Hernandez received an M.F.A. in Theater, Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is working on her masters in liberal arts at Stanford University  A participant in the Smithsonian Latino Center Museum Studies Program in 2009 she teaches courses in Latino visual and performing arts and community-based and public art in CSRE.