|Six Mile Classroom|
“This is not only a six mile public art exhibition, this is a six mile classroom that explores the changing cultural landscape of urban life in Saint Paul.”
– Wing Young HuieThe University Avenue Project blends Wing Young Huie’s documentary sensibilities with revelatory “chalkboard” statements. Imbedded in this tapestry of words and images are a host of issues such as race, gender, sexual preference, immigration, religion, and social disconnection.
Wing poses questions that are being used by teachers K-college in a variety of educational settings.
Who are you?
What advice would you give a stranger?
How do you think others see you?
What don’t others see?
How has race affected you?
“Using Wing’s work as a guide resulted in the most unforgettable project of my teaching career. The stories the kids told and the critiques they made truly displayed a high level of thinking and interest. It opened the mind’s eye. Students began to see the world differently, seeing these ‘perfect shots’ of everyday life.”
Middle School Teacher