NEXUS/foundation for today’s art
The NEXUS Summer Community Arts Series Presents…
August 13 – 22
Celebrate the powerful images of hope, peace, and perseverance created by the children enrolled in The Goodlands® Community Arts Program. The Goodlands® is a program of Centro Nueva Creación, a small grassroots community center in North Philadelphia. Who are we? This is ME! is the 6th annual summer exhibit to be hosted by Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art. Please come and honor not only the poignant images created by the students of Centro Nueva Creación, but also this ongoing neighborhood partnership!
The Goodlands® Community Arts Program is part of the community strategy by Centro Nueva Creación to counter the negative image of the West Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods as “The Badlands.” Since the program’s inception in 2000, the photographs by these young artists have been exhibited in countless locations, including galleries, universities, community art festivals, and other public venues.
This summer Goodlands students also participated in clay building classes with the Clay Mobile, puppet making with Spiral Q’s puppet theater and Bomba y Plena classes with Maribel Lozada. All of the puppets and clay sculptures will be on display and there will also be a special bomba y plena performance.!
Come and experience one of our city’s greatest strengths – children and their vision for the future. The artists, in grades k-5, will be present from 6pm to 8pm to discuss their work with those in attendance. Join us to celebrate the work and the mission and 15th anniversary of Centro Nueva Creación!
Open for Viewing
August 14th & 15th, 21nd & 22th 12-6pm
NEXUS is located in the Crane Arts Building at 1400 N. American St, Suite 102.
2 blocks north of Girard Ave, between 2nd and 3rd streets.
NEXUS is a registered non-profit organization, incorporated and qualified under Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3), Our exhibitions are made possible through the kind generosity of State, City and Local foundations and by individuals such as yourself. You can help support our unique and valuable programming with a gift in any amount by clicking the link below.