POLLINATING: Community bridge building through art
Youth Arts Empowerment: On the Cusp Art Exhibit
Youth Arts Empowerment (YAE) creative workshops provide young people with a safe place to develop self-empowerment through self-expression. Imagination, innovation and ingenuity is the welcomed thread that weaves its way through each workshop. Students, between the ages of eleven and nineteen, were provided art materials, shown various ways to use them and given creative assignments. The narrative paintings presented in this exhibit reveal the meaning, depth and importance of their creative process and power of art. The students’ exhibit, entitled, On the Cusp was held at the Pink Dog Gallery in March, 2019. Youth Arts Empowerment is facilitated by its founder, Cleaster Cotton, artist, educator, and ALNUGE inventor.
The Community Container Project
in collaboration with LEAF’s Easel Rider
Pink Dog Creative collaborated with the Edington Center’s Shuvonda Harper and LEAF’s Easel Rider on April 14, 2018 for a fun and successful day painting what the children would like to see on the mural as part of Pink Dog’s community Container Project. About 30 children participated. Pink Dog wishes to thank the children and their parents for coming out to paint and Fresh West Pizza for donating bottled water. A selection was made from many fine paintings and will become a mural in 2018.