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Introduction to Galactic Alienology: A collaboration between Carson Ellis, Hank Meloy and students from Martin Luther King Jr. School
Introduction to Galactic Alienology is a collaborative project by artist Carson Ellis and her son, Hank Meloy. The work was produced through a process of having Hank describe a set of imagined space aliens and Carson then illustrating them. This catalog was created as an accompaniment to an exhibition of that work at King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA). The exhibit at KSMoCA included the original illustrations created by Carson and Hank, as well as drawings and texts from a workshop with MLK Jr. students led by Carson and assisted by Portland State University students. As part of the workshop Ms. Johnson’s 5th Grade class and Ms. Kahn’s 2nd/3rd blend class re-enacted Carson and Hank’s description/drawing collaborative process to produce their own set of imagined alien illustrations.
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KSMOCA, King School, Carson Ellis, Participatory education
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Ellis, Carson and Meloy, Hank, "Introduction to Galactic Alienology: A collaboration between Carson Ellis, Hank Meloy and students from Martin Luther King Jr. School" (2017). King School Museum of Contemporary Art. 2.