Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400


Knowing Ourselves, Understanding Each Other

The Illustrated Memoir Project

11 September

10 November

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

Maketank Inc’s Illustrated Memoir Project engages English language learner students to tell stories from their lives in words and images. Each participant writes some true story from their life and then creates original illustrations to support that story. Through the process of creating their memoirs participants can increase multimodal literacies, enhance social emotional learning, and develop intellectual self-trust. The completed illustrated memoirs are shared locally and globally as open educational resources. These works of art increase understanding of different people’s lived experience and ways of knowing and seeing the world in the hopes of fostering a more welcoming and vibrant community.

Join us for the opening celebration on September 14 from 5-7pm.

Featured artists include:

Asifiwe Shema, Fabiola Matumaine, Mouhamadou Dieng, Enock Sadiki, Gahurey Diawara, Roshni Rai, Fatou Ndiaye, Syriene Djakata, Milton Hernandez Gramajo, Shirley Betzaida Lopez Sanchez, Esraa Krin, Sidra Masto, Masa Dabdoub, Razan Dabdoub, Andy Curtis Silva, Arina Thapa, Payal Subba, Maimouna Diop, Rojina Rai, Diana Matias-Pano, Ankita Rai, Chaimae Bahour, and Peregrina Sanchez Jose.

Curated by

Kate Carlier Currie with collaboration from the CAC's Creative Learning Department

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