Cedarhurst Art Center
Mt. Vernon, IL
Drawing Together: The Children around Hovenweep National Monument
September 25 - November 7, 1999
Drawing Together is a project begun in 1995 while Sonja Horoshko lived at the monument as artist-in-residence for 12 months. The project began with a young girl four and a half years old, who came to the monument from across the dusty pink and seemingly vacant land bordering the monument. Her Auntie Cora introduced her to Sonja in a traditional Navajo greeting, and then the little girl asked if she could make art with Sonja. She didn't mean in the future: she meant right now. (right: Sonja Horoshko with 7th and 8th graders of Whitehorse School at Hovenweep in 1995)
That art experience, which began with paper bags and pencils and markers left by tourists has grown into a project that has included over 400 children in the neighboring communities of McElmo Canyon and Peetz, Colorado; Hovenweep/Cajon Mesa, Utah; and Shiprock, New Mexico.
This exhibition features 60 paintings and drawings by approximately 50 children of Drawing Together and is supplemented with photographs taken during the course of the project.
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