Friday, November 21, 2008

How I See It: South Oxnard

After months of anticipation and weeks of preparation, we finally held the Opening Reception for How I See It: South Oxnard. Some of you know I applied for this grant from the California Council for the Humanities almost a year ago - my first grant application, so I feel quite lucky to have been chosen to take part in the program. I attended a weekend orientation in L.A. for the 21 librarian Project Directors back in May. After completing our Summer Reading Program and recruiting teens for the project, we had our first session on September 16th. We met once or twice every week for the first six or seven weeks, increasing to three - and finally, four - times a week as our exhibit opening got closer. This is a video created by our City of Oxnard Public Affairs folks, Luis and Christina. Watching it on causes a bit of distortion to the images and sometimes stops to reload periodically, but it does an excellent job of introducing you to some of the teens and their work. Click on the Play button image and you'll see why I'll miss working with this group now that our project is over:

How I See It...South Oxnard Library Photo Project from City of Oxnard on Vimeo.

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