I feel like the work at McAlister Institute is the crowning glory of my career, and what I was born to do.
What happens when your “Dream Job” becomes reality? We interview Institute Graduate Rebecca Lillywhite about the new job and new possibilities.
Meet Rebecca Lillywhite. She just presented a show of 50+ masks, made by her clients at the McAlister Institute. Some of the masks were plaster ones made on the face; some were made from palm fronds, and a few mixed media masks, paper, egg cartons and found objects. They were accompanied by small stories from the artists who made them. Those attending the show were encouraged to leave responses on little slips of paper next to the masks. When I went there was a line to get into the room filled with these images, which were displayed dramatically on tables covered with black cloth and street signs telling you which way to turn.
Masks speak to identity revealed and concealed, and to the power of the arts to transform.