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Every Girl Deserves Flowers

Every Girl Deserves Flowers

North Wing Corridor
Open December 10, 2022 through March 5, 2023

For five weeks in the spring of 2022, girls at Pace Center for Girls, Volusia-Flagler worked with Florida visual artist and writer, Patricia Christakos to explore the photographic possibilities of telling personal stories through self-portraiture. In addition to making traditional self-portraits, the girls created evocative portraits of landscapes, material objects, and personal interactions that held meaning and offered clues into their thought processes and unique identities. The results were unexpected, compelling, and powerful.


The Pace girls predominantly used cell phones for this project assisted by Pace staff with digital-single-lens cameras. Instructor/Artist Patricia Christakos, edited the girls' work creating collaged images, adjusting colors and saturation levels, and resizing. Artists that inspired the girls' work include Cindy Sherman, Frida Kahlo, Dana Stirling, and Lindsay Temple.


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.