Girls living in foster home create art exhibit at Phx Art Museum

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona (Free Arts) is pleased to announce To Be Me art installation will be on view at the Wolfswinkel Education Center at Phoenix Art Museum, located at 1625 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix from Aug. 10-Oct. 15. The installation of art was created as part of Free Arts Professional Artist Series, in collaboration with Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix-based teaching artist, Shelly Love. The art work will be on display in the Educations Center (located on the south end of the Museum’s garden) and will be open to the public for free at the following times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 am-5 pm; Wednesdays from 8 am - 7 pm; and closed on weekends (except Discount Tire Free Family Sundays).

During the series, girls aged 10-18 living in a group home for children in foster care, spent six weeks at Phoenix Art Museum exploring the creative process from the current photography exhibition, To Be Thirteen. They shared observations, learned photographic techniques and experimented with materials to create their final mixed media portraits. Individually, each work represents an affirmation of personal significance to the artist. Together, they invite viewers to ask themselves, “What does it mean to be you?”

I spoke with Exec. Dir. Alicia Sutton Campbell and Program coordinator Erina Meneses about the
program and specifically how it helped the girls in so many ways.  Here is my interview from
our iHeartMedia Valley Views radio show

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