In fall 2016, about 150 members from many walks and all levels of the French American and International community took part in the creation of a unique, artistic portrait of our diverse school community.
The portrait, shared in a school-wide exhibit in 2017, included photos, written text, and videos. Community members were invited to take part in an interview process that included reflections on memory and identity, sharing a childhood song, and free-associating with a set of words. While capturing the unique individual voices that comprise our community, the exhibit also invited shared reflection on values and themes integral to the school—learning, language, and the future. Through its different media, the exhibit offered a portrait of the richness and diversity that flows through the unique, intergenerational space that is our school.
The Portrait Project was conceived by Artistic Directors of Les Inachevés, Moïse Touré and Jacques Prunair, created in collaboration with choreographer Francis Viet and local Bay Area artists Kiazad Ehya and Jan Stürmann, as well as faculty artist Matthew Perifano and lead producer Michelle Haner.