About the Socrateens Exhibition

Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28, 2020  •  On Instagram @socratespark

Enjoy a brilliant array of artistic output by the Park’s 2020 cohort of Socrateens on the Park’s Instagram account, @socratespark, on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th.

Each Socrateen has curated a slideshow of their work for a dedicated post along with composing their own interpretive text for the caption. Additionally, each student has recorded an artist statement that will appear in the Park’s Instagram story, @socratespark, alongside their dedicated post.

After all of the Socrateens have shared their work on Instagram, the exhibition will be archived on the website, HERE.

About the Socrateens Program

Socrateens is the Park’s experimental art-making program for local high school students. Each year, ten students are selected for the program and awarded a monthly artist stipend of $100 for their participation.

Socrates Lead Educator Douglas Paulson facilitates the Socrateens program and harnesses the unique resources available at the Park to teach sculpture-making techniques with tools and at a scale not usually available in conventional classrooms.

In recent months, as the Socrateens meetings moved online due to the Covid19 pandemic, the group pivoted – exploring digital media, storytelling, and video – using Zoom as a canvas, stage, and forum.

The Socrateens are also participating in the Park’s ‘MONUMENTS NOW‘ exhibition. They collectively realized a ‘zine titled, ‘Monuments Decoder,’ which spells out the controversies surrounding monuments in America. Additionally, a monument sculpture by the Socrateens goes on view in the Park’s landscape in October 2020 alongside monument projects by the Park’s 2020 Artist Fellows and monument installations by artists Jeffrey Gibson, Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Xaviera Simmons.