Elders Storytelling

and exhibition

daniel worked with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to design and implement a visual storytelling engagement uplifting the elders of Jackson, Mississippi in their own voices.

Working with the Directors and elders of the six City of Jackson Senior Centers, johnson led a team of artists to hold storytelling engagements with over 100 participants followed by workshops where elders painted their own compositions to accompany their stories. Four sessions at each center insured that participants were not rushed in their process.

The Jackson Medical Mall is the central location where all of the Jackson elders convene for events throughout the year and so johnson collaborated with the JMM Environmental Services crew to host the exhibition alongside their stories and gather the elders for a reception.

daniel@significantdevelopments.us — Jackson, Mississippi