Through Wednesday, artists behind Mobius animation exhibition are kids
Mobius continues its “Animating Youth! A Room 305 Retrospective” through Wednesday – a seven-year retrospective of animated artwork created by fifth- and sixth-grade students of the Cambridgeport Public Elementary School.
Cambridgeport teacher Isabel Eccles has been using animation as an integrative teaching method for 11 years, creating a series of a cutout animated films inspired by the social studies and literacy curriculum focused on such places and times as ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and colonial Boston. Her collaborator since 2005 has been Norah Solorzano, a teacher at Harvard University, Lesley University and its Art Institute of Boston and at her alma mater, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Solorzano, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., for graduate studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will be on hand for drop-in hours scheduled for today from noon to 6 p.m. The show is open Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.
A monitor will be showing some of the films, including “A Mouse’s Tale,” “Mumbett: A Slave Stands for Freedom” and “The Animating Youth Documentary.” (The image illustrating this post is from a recent Room 305 film.)