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School 33 Art Center

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School 33 Art Center will host a project that focuses on and celebrates the Latino community in Baltimore City. A Place to Call Home will feature three Baltimore/Washington area contemporary artists of Latino heritage in a series of workshops and exhibitions that involves educational and cultural outreach. School 33 will form a partnership with EBLO, Education-Based Latino Outreach, and the Hispanic Apostolate, a unit of the Division of Community Services of Catholic Charities, in order to carry out the project. 

The project will have two components. The first part consists of two exhibitions, Three Artists and Milagros: Miracles on the Border, in Galleries I and II at School 33 Art Center in South Baltimore. Naul Ojeda, Luis Flores, and Carolina Mayorga will exhibit recent work in the Three Artists. Milagros, translated "miracles," is a collection of paintings on tin by recent immigrants from Mexico. A curator will be announced.

The second component of the project allows the Latino community the chance to form a dialog with the three exhibiting Latino artists. Each artist will conduct a series of workshops for the Latino community. The artists/instructors are bilingual because language is a barrier to fluid communication for many of the recent immigrants. As part of the cultural interchange, the workshop participants will visit School 33 Art Center and talk with the artists/instructors about the Three Artists and the Milagros: Miracles on the Border exhibits.

Saturday Workshop #1 -A Space for My Self, Papier Mache for children ages 7-10. Four consecutive Saturdays, at EBLO, in the Tres Santos Reyes Church auditorium. 

Each child in the group will design and fashion a child-sized papier mache table and chair, using ready-made molded plastic furniture as an armature. Children will personalize the surface with acrylic painting, writing, and collage items.

Saturday Workshop #2 -A graphic Tradition, Block Printing for children ages 11-16. INSTRUCTOR-Naul Ojeda

Older children will learn the fundamental techniques of block printing. Students will draw an image, cut the image into a linoleum block, and execute prints in color. The focus will be to give participants knowledge of a technique which is traditional in Latin America and to give visual form to the participants' own unique life experiences such as immigration into a new culture. 
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