Visiting Artist Jen Fedrizzi Creates Art for Social Awareness

This year’s Ethics and the Arts Visiting Artist is Jen Fedrizzi, a photographer, collaborative performing artist, and former member of the Convent Arts Collective in San Francisco. During her two-day visit (December 3 and 4), Ms. Fedrizzi led students of all grade levels in lively Q&A sessions and arts workshops, all designed to raise students' awareness of the environmental crisis we are creating through plastic pollution and food waste. Crystal Brown, Brandeis drama teacher and arts outreach coordinator, arranged the schedule of Ms. Fedrizzi's presentations to our classes. Summing up the impact on our students, Ms. Brown said, "The Ethics and the Arts Visiting Artist program allows our students to experience real world artists whose works affect our communities. Jen's visit is inspiring our students to rethink the ways they engage with their own trash and recycling. Through discussion and artistic exploration, our students are able to view an everyday item in a new light."

The Ethics and the Arts program, now in its third year at Brandeis, was made possible by a generous grant from Al (Bumpy) Friedman and Lois Friedman z'l, grandparents of Noa, Emma, Elie, and Nathan F.-L.

Learn more about Ms. Fedrizzi's work HERE and HERE. To see photos of her classroom visits, click on the gallery under Photos, lefthand sidebar.