News: Freedom From Extinction

New Student Exhibit at Miami Beach City Hall

A new exhibit will be hung at City Hall on April 1st. The exhibit  Freedom from Extinction, is a series of large murals produced by the students of The City of Miami Beach Teen Club, as part of  the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program.  The exhibition will open on Friday, April 1st  at Miami Beach City Hall, located at 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.

Freedom from Extinction was created in 2010 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Under the guidance of Playing the Game of Life, (a turn-key program for teaching social skills through an arts-based curriculum), art instructors, the teens learned different art techniques and used different themes in order to represent a variety of animals and habitats in danger of extinction, such as the Everglades, glaciers, and rainforests.

“We are thrilled to present these murals that express the thoughts and concerns of our group of adolescents.  It’s amazing to see how, through the arts, teens can learn not only consciousness about the environment but also peaceful conflict resolution, self-awareness, confidence and teamwork”, said Jeannette Blanca Egozi, President of PGL.

The exhibit will be on display at Miami Beach City Hall through June 29th 2011.

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