Know a student in Dearborn who will be a high school junior in the fall of 2015 and might like to participate on POP Team 3? Or are you interested in sponsoring the next POP project?
The full name of the POP project is “Pockets of Perception — We Are One Community.” It is designed as an apprentice style program to cultivate students’ creativity while encouraging multi-cultural understanding and community investment through the creation of public art.
“Students on the team collaborate with their teammates from across the city on different design concepts and, with the guidance of their instructors, come to a consensus on their project,” explains DCF Executive Director EmmaJean Woodyard. “They learn from artists and work with business professionals and city leaders to turn their collective vision into a real work of art that will permanently enhance the community.”
This is the third POP project since the program was introduced in 2010.
POP Team 3 will complete a mural to be installed in a public place. At the conclusion of the project, each team member will receive a stipend up to $1,000 along with great experience to list on college or job applications.
All high school students in Dearborn are welcome to apply to participate on the Pockets of Perception (POP) student design team 3. Applications for POP Team 3 are being accepted until March 31, 2015.
APPLY NOW! Click here for a POP application and to learn more about the program.
Contact the DCF at 313-943-5478 for information.
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POP Team 2, 2012-2014
The most recent POP Team included students from Edsel Ford (EFHS), Fordson (FHS) and Dearborn High School (DHS) who designed and made tiles for a mosaic that was installed as a central focal point in Dearborn’s John D. Dingell Transit Center, which opened in December 2014.
Ten students from Edsel Ford (EFHS), Fordson (FHS) and Dearborn High School (DHS) worked with the Dearborn Community Fund on the 2012-14 POP team 2. The students designed a mosaic that was installed in Dearborn’s new John D. Dingell Transit Center. Photos below show the students with their completed mural during the Transit Center’s Grand Opening in December 2014.
See more photos in “Albums” on the Dearborn Community Fund Facebook page.
Photo above: POP Team 2 members at the dedication of their mosaic, which they titled “Transitions,” from left: Instructor Wendy Sample, Claire Young (EFHS), Reem Aoun (FHS), Siham Saleh (FHS), Mona Beydoun, Instructor Mohamad Bazzi, Frankie Nunez (DHS), Leah Wendzinski (DHS), Jack Davis (DHS), Aleen Bazzi (FHS) and Khalid McDowell (EFHS). Not pictured: Mary Charara (DHS).
Photos below show the completed mosaic, with the students titled “Transitions,” at the grand opening of the John D. Dingell Transit Center in Dearborn.
1. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is in the first photo with student Frankie Nunez. The Transit Center was dedicated to her husband, Congressman John D. Dingell.
2. Dearborn John B. O’Reilly, Jr. explains the important role of the POP Team as the students learn to work together with their instructors and professions, such as the Transit Center’s architect, to make art for Dearborn residents and visitors to enjoy.
3. Additional photos show the final mosaic, students working on the mosaic design and making tiles.