Growing Panes: Windows to a Better Tomorrow

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Growing Panes: Windows to a Better Tomorrow is a project that was organized by Leisa in her role as a Commissioner with the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. She worked with an intern, Lizlliam Cruz, and the project consisted of four Alexandria youth teams that created a series of “Art Windows” using different art mediums and focusing on issues that challenge youth today. Each of the teams worked with experienced artists who had the goal of teaching their team members the skills of working with the selected mediums as well as involving them in a positive learning experience regarding life values.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4614″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” alignment=”none” img_filter=”none”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Art windows - youth team

The four themes for the art windows are:

  • Anti-Drugs “Get High on Art, not Drugs”:
    MEDIUM: Photography. Project by the Ruby Tucker Family Center.
  • Bringing History Alive Through Art “History can be fun!”:
    MEDIUM: Acrylic/Collage. Project by the Burgandy Country Day School.
  • Anti-Bullying “Stand Up for Your Fellow Classmates and Combat Bullying!”:
    MEDIUM: Mixed Media. Project by the Mt Vernon Recreation Center.
  • Human Rights “We are all Born Equal and Free”:
    MEDIUM: Mosaics . Project by the Howard Gardner School.

Following the completion of the art windows, an exhibition of Growing Panes: Windows to a Better Tomorrow was on display at Alexandria City Hall for six months to give members of the community a chance to view the creations of these talented young artists. The windows are now on permanently display at the respective locations of each of the youth teams.

Link to media:

Old Town Patch Online News Alexandria Virginia Aug 5, 2011

Art window completed

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