In collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Phoenix-based teaching artist Emily Costello, Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present an exhibition featuring artwork created by teenage boys from a local shelter for unaccompanied minors from Central and South America. Throughout the summer, participants visited the Museum to draw inspiration from the current exhibit, Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest. They shared observations and interpretations, practiced sketching, and learned painting techniques. The results are visually rich narratives that demonstrate how each young artist connects with their roots. The pieces in the exhibition are diverse, yet reflect shared experiences, issues of heritage, culture, identity, life, love, spirituality, dreams, environment and memories.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.