8 august 1968 & workshops for careers in the arts presents art exhibit
#OTD 8 August 1968 The Workshops for Careers in the Arts, founded and directed by Peggy Cooper and Mike Malone in May, presented an art exhibit in the Women's Gymnasium at George Washington University. The exhibit featured the work of teens who were participants in the inaugural summer workshop. David T. Stephens was director of the art department, and William H. Harris III and Joan Wetmore were assistants. In addition to visual art, Workshops also offered training in dance and drama.
Your comments are welcome below. Were you, family members or friends participants in Workshops for Careers in the Arts? Did you teach? Do you remember Peggy Cooper and Mike Malone? Did you donate to Workshops? Do you still have your art work from Workshops? Do you have photographs and other ephemera? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Pride Papers, 1969.
B.D. Colen, "Co-ed Leads Art Workshop," Washington Post 8 August 1968.
Conversation with Gail Mackler, 15 July 1968, who was Peggy Cooper's friend and roommate in college and worked with her on Workshops. Big thank you to Gail Mackler for sharing her memories and connecting me to others.