You are invited to Covenant to Care for Children’s Discovered Spirit Project which will be on display at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Saturday October 17th, 2015 starting at 1:30PM. The New Britain Museum of American Art is located at 56 Lexington Avenue in New Britain, CT. (Admission to the museum is free on this date in honor of the opening of their new wing.)
What is the Discovered Spirit Project?
CCC’s Discovered Spirit Project was initiated with the intention to give the children CCC serves a voice by encouraging self-expression through art. Words alone are not enough to express what children feel, especially when faced with complex issues such as violence, abuse, neglect or coping with poverty. This project gives a voice to these children to express a wide range of emotions and to help them work through conflicts and traumas.
Creating the Masks
Three sessions are held for children ages 10-15 to create art masks with the help of volunteer professional artists. Given the theme of Past, Present & Future, the children produce an array of outcomes from whimsical to evocative. In the children’s own words, brief descriptions of the feelings and thoughts behind their creations are displayed with each mask. While expressing themselves in this visual way, the children gain a sense of empowerment that can help them develop a positive self-image and improve their self-esteem.
We hope to see you at this special event. Prepare to have your heart strings tugged. Enjoy the rest of the museum too. You don’t want to miss this!