Pintando Postales


“NYC-based muralist and educator Katie Yamasaki uses postcards to create a dialogue between kids in Cuba and New York. This short-documentary is a candid conversation with the artist, as she explains her motivation behind her project and shows us the hidden power of youth voices.”

– Joél Mejia on

Art Project Helps City Kids Connect With Cuban Pen Pals

Xzavier and Roberto Carlos

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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