Our young Picassos showcased their work at the 15th Annual Children’s Aid Art Show. Vibrant paintings, detailed drawings, animated comic strips, and hand-crafted dresses were featured at Boricua College’s art gallery in Washington Heights. The art pieces were created by students at various sites within the Children’s Aid community. Ages of participants ranged from ages 2-18.
Marinieves Alba, our director of arts programming, served as both curator and organizer of this year’s event. She presented the Arts Excellence Awards to winners Gabrielle Wheeler and Leilani Yizar-Reid, both from Milbank, for their diligence in motivating students to express themselves through art. Our students from the Hope Leadership Academy received awards for their work, also called Hope Leadership. Dancers from the Mirabal Sisters Campus performed at the event.
Proud family members and friends of our artists joined Children’s Aid in a celebration of our commitment to quality visual arts programming. Year after year our students express themselves in creative and innovative ways, and as we’ve seen in the past 15 years, their artistic talent is illustrated in their beautiful crafts.