The Art Truck Visits Escalante Elementary
On Monday at Escalante the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) showed us that if you cannot go to the art, the art will come to you, courtesy of the Art Truck, a traveling art exhibit/outreach program of contemporary art.
This program is free and involves a gallery talk and a hands-on making activity. The current exhibit is Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García’s whereABOUTS, which is an “immersive and interactive installation that investigates location, identity and community.”
The Art Truck is appropriate for all grade levels, with a skilled UMOCA educator coordinating activities over the course of the day to keep kindergarten to 6th grade students equally engaged in map making. Our students created maps of their community that included the things that are important to them, so they were both informational about our neighborhood and our students as individuals.
Author: Megan Hallett, Escalante Elementary