On November 15th, Express Yourself youth from Solstice Day School toured the Peabody Essex Museum through our continued partnership with ArtsLink. The students were enthralled with the exhibit ‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City’, which “explores the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty – from 1644 to 1912.” From powerful portrait scrolls to extravagant beaded headdresses and robes, the students were captivated by the rich fabrics and textures of another culture, as well as the ways these women demonstrated their power and made their voices heard even under restricted circumstances. Over the course of the year, over 120 Express Yourself youth will tour the PEM exhibits with EXYO Artists, hailing from programs such as Northshore Recovery High School, Hannah Elementary School & LADDERS. This partnership continues to provide energizing artistic inspiration for our 25th annual performance in May. “Bee” on the lookout for our visits to Wild Designs & Nature’s Nations in the spring!
And Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 25th Anniversary show on May 23rd, 2019! Don’t miss it!