Assistant Professor Christina Schmid was invited to give an artist talk regarding the Twin Cities art scene at the One Room Schoolhouse Shanty on Medicine Lake on Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m. As described in Quodlibetica, The One Room Schoolhouse project was created by five Minneapolis artists, Anthony Warnick, Patricia Healy, Katinka Galanos, Alyson Coward, and Derek Ernster, who share an interest in exploring the possibilities of experimental educational systems. As they describe, “Building on the traditions of the rural one-room schoolhouses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, we reclaim this mode of all-inclusive, non-hierarchical learning. We require that our guest lecturers also enroll as students, an action which acknowledges that at the same time one teaches, one also learns. In this liminal space, all teachers are students, and all students are teachers.”
One Room Schoolhouse Shanty is one of over 20 shanties that make up the 6th annual Art Shanty Projects on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be.
One Room Schoolhouse
Alyson Coward, Derek Ernster, Katinka Galanos, Patricia Healy, Anthony Warnick