June 7 to July 9, Open Daily 7am-6pm
Opening Reception ~ Friday, June 14th 5-7pm
Bread & Cie Bakery
350 University Ave. 92103
What to do with thousands of misprinted paper bags? MAKE ART!
Students from the New Arrival Center at Monroe Clark Middle School have been working with Lynn Susholtz (Stone Paper Scissors) creating art that tells stories of their travels from their home countries. This spring the students visited Bread & Cie Bakery and Cafe in addition to several galleries, museums, & public art sites. Students created images and text in mixed media on unused recycled bread bags.
The New Arrival Center works with refugees and immigrants in the City Heights community to equip students with the academic and social skills necessary to navigate the educational system here in their new country. Students come from around the world and are often relocated to the United States as a result of political strife, warfare, or violence in their home country. Many have lived the majority of their lives in refugee camps, experienced extreme trauma, and had limited schooling. For some, this is the first time they have ever had any formal education. They are faced with the unique challenge of simultaneously learning English, acclimating to a new culture, and becoming a teenager.