At the First Parish Art Gallery — Friday, March 6, 2009 - Thursday, April 23, 2009
Teenagers from Boston's Artists for Humanity (AFH) will be showing their paintings in The Gallery from March 6 - April 24. The paintings, ranging from self portraits to gardens to shoes, represent the diverse interests and styles of these young urban artists.
AFH's mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providingunderserved youth with keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. Teens come to AFH after school to create a wide range of products and services - including paintings, photography, screen printing, graphic design and furniture made from recycled materials - that are marketed throughout the greater Boston area. AFH operates as a micro-enterprise where the student artists work closely with mentors and are paid an hourly wage for their work. AFH celebrates the talents and wonderful energy of young people by giving them hands-on experiences in creativity, business, teamwork, and self-governance. Participants learn techniques of professional artists and the business world while engaging in education, employment, artistic exploration, and entrepreneurial experience. This produces life-transforming change for youth and for their communities. AFH is located in Fort Point Channel in one of Boston's first "green" buildings, known as the EpiCenter.
The show of paintings is co-sponsored by the First Parish Church Outreach and Art Gallery Committees.
On Sun., Mar. 8, at 11:30 am, several of the artists and a mentor from the program will be speaking in the Parlor.
About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish
The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.
On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in
honor of its founder,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Sylvia Whitman, Chair
Modified: Sep 19, 2010