After one of Katherine Davis’s tours at the Smart Museum, she gathered her group of two dozen students around Emmanuel Pratt’s wooden art installation outside of the main gallery. To evoke a connection between blues music and the art in the museum, Davis led a call-and-response rendition of “Let the Good Times Roll.” It worked. The whole group clapped, sang, and even danced along. Between Davis’s rich voice and her vibrant energy, this was not your ordinary docent-led museum tour.
Isaiah Day, a sophomore at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, has found his purpose.
He’s won the gamble of life. He’s bet on love.
“I think that home is wherever I am and wherever I’m doing stuff and wherever I’m engrained in at the moment,”
“I got sent to jail for aggravated vehicular hijacking, by the graces of the universe.” – Darius Jones
“No, we don’t eat babies and we don’t kill cats. What you see in the movies—no. We don’t fly on brooms.”