Friday, May 20, 2005
Northside Prep High School, a public high school in Chicago, just lost one of the most dynamic educators I have ever been privilege to know. Cedric Hampton passed away three months ago. The colloquium program that he ran is more challenging than a lot of college programs. Integrating art and other with a bevy of very talented teachers like Leo Park and Jorge Lucero, the students there consistently rise to the challenge. Not only do they create art works that is on par with most contemporary artists that we admire, they want more. The school and its competency will move on without Cedric, but he will be sorely missed.