The Docentitos Academy trains youths ages 9-12 years to be Weston Art Gallery docents.
During this fun-filled, two-week summer camp, students meet the artists and go behind the scenes of an exhibition to learn the inspiration and installation work that goes into creating a show. Daily activities include classes, artist talks, theater tours, workshops, installation and studio visits, script rehearsals, field trips, and a final project. Upon graduating, students lead tours of the gallery’s summer exhibitions.
The 2023 summer session will explore:
Mychaelyn Michalec: Not to Stifle, but to Clarify – Using both mechanical and hand tools, Michalec (Dayton, OH) creates large-scale textured wool rugs. Her work depicts the mundane matters of domestic life; translating documented scenes of midlife women examining the effects of time on the body, self-identity, sexuality, and changing familiar relationships as they move through new phases in their lives.
Anissa Lewis: Open Lots (We All Rise) – In her photographic projects, Lewis (Covington, KY) revisits her childhood neighborhood to reconcile her memories of childhood with the present-day neighborhood’s changing social fabric, identity, and architecture – homes still present and those lost. Through her lens, she reveals its decline and transformation through abandoned homes and empty lots resulting from social, economic, and racial disparities.
Melvin Grier: It Was Always About the Work – Melvin Grier (Cincinnati, OH) spent over thirty years honing his skills as a photographer working for The Cincinnati Post, documenting news events and the people of Cincinnati. When the Post ceased publication in 2007, he used that opportunity to expand his creative development and pursue his passion for photography as an independent artist. This survey of his work features the people and places that capture Grier’s photographic journey throughout his long and accomplished career.
Docentitos 2023 Schedule:
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023 - CHECK BACK MARCH 1 TO DOWNLOAD THE 2023 APPLICATION
Personal Interview Dates: TBD April
Orientation with Docentitos and Families: Tuesday, May 30 from 6-7 pm
Docentitos Academy Session Dates
(Students must attend ALL dates below):
1st Day: Saturday, June 3 from 10 am-3 pm
1st Week: Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 10 from 9 am-3 pm
2nd Week: Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15 from 9 am-3 pm
Friday, June 16 from 6-8 pm
For more information, contact the Weston Art Gallery at (513) 977-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org