The Readers of Homer partnered with artworxLA and the Los Angeles Public Library on an educational program for at-risk high school students. Students in LA’s continuation high schools worked with professional artists on creative projects that explored the poetry and themes of Homer’s Odyssey.  A Journey Home engaged over 500 students during the 2013-2014 academic year.  It was part of artworxLA’s ladder program using the arts to combat the high school drop-out crisis. 

 

Presentations of student work were held in the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Los Angeles Central Library on October 29, 2013; February 20, 2014; and May 27, 2014. The presentations were free and open to the public.   

A Journey Home at Los Angeles Central Library 

Puppets made by students at Destiny Girls Academy with teaching artist Roderick Smith

Puppets made by students at Destiny Girls Academy with teaching artist Roderick Smith

A student at All Peoples Central High School reads poetry inspired by the Odyssey.

Puppets made by students at Destiny Girls Academy with teaching artist Roderick Smith

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