See your City workers through the eyes of Arcata Arts Institute students

City workers featured in Arcata Arts Institute photo exhibit

See your City workers through Arcata High School students' eyes at Arcata City Hall through December. "Who You Gonna Call," a photo essay, was shot this fall by media arts students at AHS' Arcata Arts Institute who followed bus drivers, maintenance workers and police as they worked behind the scenes to keep the City running.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2012 

ARCATA ARTS INSTITUTE STUDENTS SHADOW CITY WORKERS:
PHOTO EXHIBIT DEBUTS AT THE NOVEMBER 9 ARTS! ARCATA

Over two weeks this fall, Arcata Arts Institute (AAI) advanced media arts students shadowed City of Arcata firemen, water quality experts, bus drivers, policemen and maintenance workers as they did their jobs. The result of this project is “Who You Gonna Call?” a stunning exhibit of large format color portraits of the people who keep the City running. The portraits will be displayed at Arcata City Hall through November and December 2012.

The City, the Arcata Arts Institute and the Ink People proudly invite the entire community to an opening reception for the artists at Arts! Arcata on Friday, November 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Arcata City Hall, 736 F Street, Arcata.

“This has been an amazing partnership between AAI, the City of Arcata and the Ink People,” says media arts teacher Anne Bown-Crawford. “The kids got to see who’s behind making sure our water’s drinkable. They watched firemen train and met the police dog. I think Arcata has become their community more than it was before they did the project.”

The Arcata Arts Institute is a “school within a school” for advanced art study at Arcata High School. For more information about AAI or the exhibit, call Institute Director Anne Bown-Crawford at (707) 825-2400 or visit www.artsinstitute.net.

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