2013-04-26 / Community

Young At Art On Display

Local teens and children will display their photographs of the community after Sandy in a special exhibition presented by the Children’s Movement for Creative Education and the Smallwater Relief Initiative.

All are invited to view the works and meet the artists and their families on Sunday, April 28th from 3 to 5 p.m. These talented young people will also showcase their artistically rendered photographs of the future and the healing they want to see in their community.

This exhibition and workshop will be held at Smallwater - a large airy Rockaway Beach house located at 183 Beach 96th Street and currently being used as a local hurricane relief headquarters. Food and drink will be served.

Spurred ahead by the consistent need for children’s healing in the wake of Sandy, the Art Relief Caravan Project previously launched their photography workshop in the Rockaways.

As these sessions draw to a close on Sunday April 28th, the young participants will be celebrated with a display of their photographs and artwork for the public.

“Meet these delightful and earnest young artists,” said a Smallwater spokesperson, “and also their parents, and celebrated photojournalist Ron Haviv who mentored the young artists in this process.”

Guided by Haviv and the Caravan Project team of art therapists, young teenagers from communities that were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy learned how to frame their experiences, both physical and emotional. Photos of their external realities are then printed and layered with painted expressions of their internal worlds, thereby giving expression to their fears and dreams in order to find both hope in the future and solace in the present.

Haviv, an award-winning photojournalist, has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world.

For more information, please go to ChildrensMovement.org or Smallwater.org

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