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Queens students create art to tackle issues of abuse and teen pregnancy
Queens students create art to tackle issues of abuse and teen pregnancy
Arts & Music Eric Jankiewicz 6/04/2014 at 11:18AM

Walter Reed School in Maspeth and Robert E. Peary School in Glendale teamed up with a nonprofit art program to help students create an art exhibit that turns cafeteria benches into canvases with pictures of butterflies, the grim reaper and the words, “Be yourself. Stay above the influence” on them.

Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Exhibit features art from three Queens schools
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 11/29/2013 at 2:45PM

It’s never too young to become an artist. A group of students from elementary schools all over the city, including three from Queens, won awards for their artwork displayed at this year’s Learning though an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) Annual Art Exhibition. The young artists were honored on November 20 for their works currently on [...]

Queens student expands creativity, mind through art program
Queens student expands creativity, mind through art program
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 6/29/2013 at 1:39PM

Brad Hughes discovered talents he never knew he had thanks to a nonprofit dedicated to improving curriculums through art. “This [project] gave me a different perspective,” said the seventh grader at P.S. 75 in Ridgewood. “It’s helped expand my creativity and how I think of things.” The project, organized by Learning through an Expanded Arts [...]