Pages: Art & Writing

Pages is an innovative multidisciplinary program that supports literacy and writing skills through the exploration of contemporary art, film, and performing arts. This free program pairs educators and artists from the Wexner Center with high school teachers from across central Ohio in the planning of writing-based experiential learning opportunities for students. Pages students visit the center to experience gallery exhibitions, a performance, and a film and respond to those experiences in writing. This year’s Pages experiences include Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me, an expansive exhibition of large-scale stunning work; where Thomas takes a richly complex and intimate look at “the muse.” RaMell Ross’ cinematic debut, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening; a documentary film capturing the simple beauty of everyday life in juxtaposition to the complicated history of the American South. Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s Seancers, which explores race, the body, loss, and oppression through lyric, spoken word, and movement. Students also have the opportunity to publish their writing or artwork in a book published by the Wexner Center, and the opportunity to participate in an end-of-year open mic reading at the Wexner Center.

Details at-a-glance:

  • All Pages programming and supplies are provided at no cost to teachers or students
  • For the film and performance, lunch is included for all participants o Bus subsidies are provided for all participating schools
  • Pages is open to any teacher of any subject area (English, Humanities, Social Studies, the Arts, Media Studies) in public, private, and charter schools across the central Ohio area

Visit the Pages blog at wexpagesonline.edublogs.org for more information. Also follow Pages on IG: wexpagesprogram and on Twitter, @pagesprogram. Applications are available on our website and are now being accepted for the 2019–20 school year.

Teachers can apply any time. Application deadline for 2019-20 school year: April 12, 2019

For more information or to apply, please contact Dionne Custer Edwards at dcusteredwards@wexarts.org.