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(en)Visioning Hyde Park is a summer art and photography program for underserved middle school students in North St. Louis.
(en)Visioning Hyde Park is a summer art and photography program for underserved middle school students in North St. Louis.
118 backers pledged $4,741 to help bring this project to life.

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North St. Louis students in 5th through 8th grade will be working to improve their Hyde Park neighborhood and documenting the progress using photography. Students will learn the basics of digital photography from image capture through editing, printing and publishing.

This effort will be lead by teaching artist Andrew Raimist with the generous support of other photographers, artists and educators. ReBuild Foundation is the major sponsor of this workshop as part of their Urban Expressions outreach mission.

This program takes place in collaboration with artist Theaster Gates' CityStudioSTL's rehabilitation of a vacant Hyde Park home to create a community gathering place.

A full-color book of the students' photographs, drawings and writings will be professionally published. Each student will get their own copy to have in hand when school begins in the fall. This experience will enhance their educational achievement and self-confidence.

As your "Backer Reward", you'll get your own book documenting their artistic growth and the neighborhood's revitalization.

Additional books will be available for purchase to raise funds for future Rebuild Foundation efforts.

The project's culmination will be a full-scale exhibition at the nearby Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group's gallery.

Grassroots support for this program will provide immeasurable benefits to the students, their families and their neighborhood. Your backing demonstrates widespread commitment to the underserved children of North St. Louis.

The children will be energized by your support. Thank you!

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    You'll receive one 8"x10" signed print of your choice, special email updates of the project's progress and be listed as a contributor to the exhibit.

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    You'll receive one 7"x7" softcover book, one 8"x10" signed print of your choice, a black & white print of the ultra-cool exhibit poster, special email updates of the project's progress and be listed as an important contributor to the book and exhibit.

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    You'll receive one 7"x7" hardcover book (printed on 100# Lustre paper & signed by photographers), two 8"x10" signed prints of your choice, a color print of the ultra-cool exhibit poster (signed by photographers), special email updates of the project's progress and be listed as a significant contributor to the book and exhibit.

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    You'll receive one 12"x12" hardcover book (printed on 140# ProPhoto Premium Lustre paper signed by photographers), one 7"x7" hardcover book (printed on 100# Lustre paper signed by photographers), five 11"x17" signed prints of your choice, a color print of the ultra-cool exhibit poster (signed by photographers), special email updates of the project's progress and extra-special thanks as a major contributing donor to the book and exhibit.

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