Summer Apprenticeship Program 2004: Danny O, The Ball Project

July 16—September 18, 2004

The Ball Project was created over a three-week residency period in which 12 students from New Haven Public Schools (Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, Metropolitan Business Academy, Hill Regional Career High School, The Educational Center for the Arts, Common Ground High School, St. Rose School, Wilbur Cross High School) collaborated with North Adams, MA based artist Danny O, as part of Artspace’s Summer Apprenticeship Program. The group collected a series of balls for the creation of a large-scale installation that after its times in the Artspace Gallery will be publicly installed in Boston, MA in the fall. The project addresses issues of recycling and also includes collages of found materials made by the students.