Monday, August 15, 2011

BIG End O' Summer Bash at the EpiCenter this Thursday!

Join us at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter this Thursday, August 18 from 4-8pm for our biggest End O' Summer Bash ever! We invite our entire AFH community—youth, alumni, families, supporters, friends, and YOU—to come celebrate all the hard work of teen artists at AFH this summer! Get ready for a BIG afternoon of music, great food, fantastic people, and a brand new exhibition of AFH youth's artworks!

The EpiCenter will be transformed into a showcase of artistic talent and creative spirit as our youth proudly display their paintings, photography, designs, sculpture, videos, and prints. Select artworks will be available for sale. So if you like what you see, make a purchase and you will be supporting a teen artist and also keeping our programs running!

Joining us in the festivities on Thursday afternoon will be a neighbor South Boston arts organization, Medicine Wheel Productions. MWP's talented teens will perform spoken word poetry! Headed by Founder and Artistic Director Michael Dowling, MWP is an initiative dedicated to the production and promotion of interactive projects, inviting people to use "art as threshold," creating common ground, moving beyond diversity to inclusion, and building community from the inside out. Last Thursday, AFH youth also joined MWP at South Boston High School for a celebration of their summer Youth Art Internship program and 15 years of work at No Man's Land, a run-down vandal-ridden space their youth artists have re-claimed with artworks and collaborative group projects.

Come by the EpiCenter on Thursday and bring all your friends! Our End O' Summer Bash is a great opportunity for AFH families and the Greater Boston Area community to check out our galleries, relax with food, drink, and friends, and see the work that we've done!

Our summer programs at AFH are made possible in large part through the generous support of John Hancock and the MLK Summer Scholars Program.

[Submitted by Angelina Zhou, AFH 2011 Summer Intern]

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