Acrylic on Canvas, 4' x 5', 2017, East Side Boys and Girls Club, St. Cloud, Minnesota
In October 2017, I started working with a group of 19 youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota (Eastside Club). We took on the ambitious effort to create 4 large scale (4x5') canvases that would be installed in the Eastside Club cafeteria.
Skill-building is an important aspect of the the Youth Arts Initiative at the BGCMN, as part of a research grant with the Wallace Foundation. For this project, the skills of color mixing, drawing (faces), and painting accompanied the complex intellectual aspects of art making: reflection, editing, and team work.