In April 2022 , Arts for Learning completed our sixth and final third space project. The project took place at Meredith Nicholson School 96, featuring artwork by Artur Silva. Silva’s installation, titled Networth, featured five 63 ft. vibrant large-scale hammocks suspended from the school gymnasium ceiling. The installation confronts and counteracts the current sociopolitical climate that surrounds issues related to immigration and the experiences of minority populations. Networth offers a small respite from separation, rigidity, anxiety, and stress. Teaching Artist Eric Salazar completed a residency at the school to supplement the installation. The students enjoyed participating in music workshops with Eric and wrote thank you notes to show appreciation.
“Dear Guest Teacher,
Thank you for coming to our school. I really liked how you played and that you were nice and good at the clarinet. I liked how you play the clarinet because you did it high and low. I enjoyed the xylophone. I wonder who made the hammock.”
– Dewayne, student at Meredith Nicholson 96