The prints in this installation were created by children ages 10-15 living in a bilingual domestic violence shelter, in collaboration with profession teaching artist, Annette Sexton-Ruiz and Phoenix Art Museum. Under the guidance of the professional artists, each child and teen learned about the history and techniques of Chicano printmaking and created a symbol that was meaningful to them using those techniques. The resulting images, both silkscreen and block prints, revealed a common bond and shared love of superheroes, family, and culture.
About Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Through a unique combination of arts in a therapy-based curriculum and highly trained volunteer mentors, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona helps abused, neglected, and homeless children channel their emotions, release anger, and express themselves in healthy ways. Our work allows children to build trust, self-reliance, self-control, and self-confidence. For more information, visit FreeArtsAZ.org.
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