Both Building Futures Now (BFN) and EPACENTER ARTS believe in the power of partnership. In 2016, our organizations aligned to enrich the educational and developmental opportunities for youth in BFN’s after school program. The EPACENTER ARTS “Cabinet of Curiosity” project brought arts education alongside BFN’s existing curriculum. When we work together, youth benefit.
Through words, performance, and visual arts, youth explored three questions:
- What does community mean to you?
- How do you feel when you create a work of art?
- What challenges does the world face and what can you do to help solve them?
EPACENTER ARTS artists led students through the creative process – from concept, to creation, and finally, to the transformation of a program space into a pop up gallery. Over the course of three months, 19 youth evolved into practicing artists. Over 120 family and community members, artists, and youth attended the “Cabinet of Curiosity” gallery opening. Check out some of their amazing work below and visit our Facebook page to see the rest.