Xzavier and Roberto Carlos
Xzavier Scott, seen above, was depicted in a portrait which depicts his love of Coney Island and football. He is one of the subjects in “Pintando Postales, Painting Postcards,” an art exhibition that opened Thursday night at Brooklyn College.
Teacher Katie Yamasaki portrayed her art students to help arrange for them pen pals from Cuba…
– Jeanine Ramirez
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“Paratroopers are drifting down to earth — well, down the side of a Brooklyn apartment building — and slowly being helped back on their feet. This scene has finally come into full view in Sunset Park, where a group of young women this summer painted a mural that was their response to military recruiters in their schools and neighborhoods.
The official dedication is not until Sept. 6, but its creators are hoping it will spark the kind of dialog on the military they feel has been missing from the public square.”
– Anti-Recruiting Mural Comes Into View by David Gonzales
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“The playground walls at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, are quickly being transformed into works of art. Nearly a dozen teenagers are spending their summer mixing paints, dabbing paint brushes and creating colorful images.
But this mural project is much more than pretty pictures. It’s about developing skills, empowering women, employing young people, and using art as a tool for social justice. The theme here is immigration.”
– NY1 News
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