Artists + Kids: Dauvit Alexander and Gerry Florida

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SCC’s Artists & Kids program is an arts immersion Studio workshop that pairs inner-city youth with professional artists for a weekend of creative exploration and hands-on making.??
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In the lead-up to our original exhibition?ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out, artists Dauvit Alenxander (Glasgow, Scotland) and Gerry Florida (Pittsburgh, PA) recently led a workshop focused on developing behavioral strategies and a sense of personal protection through the creation of talismans and amulets. Thanks to a generous donation from the Jack Buncher Foundation, 12 students, ages 12 – 16, received full scholarships to the two-day workshop where they learned basic jewelry making skills, gained an awareness of recycling and repurposing materials, and explored the powerful social messages that can be embedded in jewelry.
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This was one talented group of kids! ?Stop by the Studio to see their work in person!
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