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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Carlyn Wright-Eakes is an artist and educator from Durham, North Carolina. Her artistic work centers around identity, community, and justice. She works in drawing, painting, mixed media, installation and mural arts. She is currently studying Arts in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education.


EXHIBITIONS

Updated Exhibitions coming soon

 

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

 

Interfaith Food Shuttle (September – October 2016)                                                      

 Raleigh, NC

Designed and painted mural with community members at the Camden St. Learning garden as a response to increased community violence and drive by shootings

 

College101, University of Michigan (Summer 2016)                                      

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Facilitated self-portraits with 130 high school students, and first-generation college youth in summer college access program

 

Juntos, NC State University (Summer 2016, 2015, 2013)                                              

Raleigh, NC

Worked with over 100 Latino high school youth to create collaborative projects reflecting struggles, dreams and collective voice. Students created a mural in 2013, collaged paper quilt in 2015, and recycled sustainability installation in 2016

 

Student Action with Farmworkers (Sept 2012, March 2013)                                           

Dunn, NC

Supported Latino farmworker youth to create a mural advocating for farmworker rights with the beehive collective in 2012 and facilitated self-portrait identity workshops in 2013

 

Visions and Voices (March – May 2012)                                                

Guatemala, Nicaragua, Chile

Planned and facilitated workshops to dismantle stereotypes and cultivate greater cultural understand through artistic expression including self-portraits, poetry, monologue with youth in san Juan, Nicaragua, urban youth in Guatemala City and ciudad Peronia, Guatemala, survivors of HIV/aids in Guatemala City, and incarcerated women in Talca, designed and raised funds for project