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Youth of Polo Grounds, Harlem Learn Photography at Samsung Experience on Thursday, July 7

July 7, 2011 - by CG News Desk
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What:

For the first time, youth from the Polo Grounds neighborhood in Harlem will be discovering how to use digital cameras, as part of the CITYarts mural project this summer. Experts at Samsung Experience will guide 40 students ages 9-12 in new media techniques that will enable them to capture images of their community and transfer them to the mural.

 

“As always and especially here at the Polo Grounds, CITYarts’ mural will raise awareness on the importance of lifelong learning through today’s technology and keep kids engaged in the creative process and away from the street this summer.”

-Tsipi Ben-Haim, Executive & Artistic Director

 

Who:

The Polo Grounds Community Center Mural is CITYarts’ and LitWorlds’ collaborative response to a need for arts programming and community collaboration in this area of Harlem. The “Community Identity” themed mural will ultimately be painted on the front wall of the community center. Its design will be based on the kids’ ideas and dreams. Over 80 students will be involved in the brainstorming workshops with CITYarts professional artist, Tova Snyder, where youth learn art-making and teamwork skills. Once the design is completed, community residents and volunteers will help youth paint their design on the wall, transforming a central space into an energizing mural they can be proud of.

 

When: Thursday, July 7th, 4-6pm

 

Where: Samsung Experience

10 Columbus Circle, third floor of the Time Warner Building

 

About CITYarts: CITYarts empowers children and youth by bringing them together with professional artists to create public art that addresses civic and social issues, impacts their lives, and transforms their communities. Thinking globally and acting locally, CITYarts’ projects build bridges of cultural understanding, giving youth the opportunity to take an active role in shaping their own future.

 

Since 1968, CITYarts has created over 280 projects that have transformed communities and impacted over 100,000 kids, collaborated with more than 500 artists, partnered with over 1,500 sponsors, and engaged over 500,000 volunteers in the process. CITYarts’ projects frequently foster community revitalization by galvanizing businesses, schools, and community organizations into developing youth programs and constructing playgrounds and gardens.

 

Special Thanks to Samsung Experience for giving us the opportunity to host this event!

 

 

 

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