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Pictures: Bird Street Community Center youth work with international artists

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 10, 2013 06:13 PM

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(Image courtesy Rediscover Rosarito Civic Engagement Project)


Young people from the Bird Street Community Center in Dorchester recently created their own works of art with the help of renowned American and international artists.

The students, members of the Bird Street Civic Engagement Project, joined the artists, who hailed from Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, Saturday to learn the skills and create a group painting.

The artists were in the city to celebrate the Rediscover Rosarito Civic Engagement Project, an Emerson College-led crisis management initiative. For the past six years, the Boston-based college has been working with the residents of Rosarito Beach, Mexico, to revamp the community’s image.

The artists also helped fundraise for the Bird Street Civic Engagement Project, which also includes Emerson as a partner.

For the past year, the school has been working with the Uphams Corner community center on the project, which seeks to provide local youth with the tools to communicate the needs of their community.

Mexican artists David Silvah, Nuria Bac, and Antonio Proa were joined for the event by local artist Derrick Maurice Sanderson and Saudi artist Nada Farhat, according to a release from the project.

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(Image courtesy Rediscover Rosarito Civic Engagement Project)


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(Image courtesy Rediscover Rosarito Civic Engagement Project)


Sheila Springfield and he daughter-in-law Albertina Springfield added the finishing touches to their booth Friday.


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