Commitment to Creative Art Learning Forum Extended to Students of Historic Overtown


In honor of National Youth Art Month, The Urban Collective and The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida will conduct a tour and discussion of the salon-style exhibition of “A Man among the People” with students of the Overtown Youth Center and Urgent Inc. on Friday, March 13, 2014. The exhibition, which will run through June 30, is dedicated to the life, art and legacy of the Overtown urban expressionist, Purvis Young.

Students will have a chance to participate in an art workshop conducted by internationally renowned Street Artist, TMNK (AKA NOBODY) on March 18th at Overtown Youth Center and March 31st at Urgent Inc. TMNK’s art has been featured in both VIBE and YRB Magazine. His works are part of a permanent collection of the Fleming Museum in Vermont, and he’s also had solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, Norway.

The Youth Art Exchange kicks off The Urban Collective’s campaign for their 2015 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair programming. The student’s artwork will be exhibited at this year’s 2015 Art Africa’s Youth Exchange Exhibition. Last year, a brunch was hosted by The Urban Collective which showcased the creations of Overtown Children & Youth Coalition’s students.

Historic Overtown is the one of the cultural hubs of Miami. Our Youth Art Exchange program provides a forum to cultivate the creative confidence of our young people and helps them grow their arts and leadership talents. We are excited about growing our youth component this year,” says D. Neil Hall, AIA, Founder of The Urban Collective and the Art Africa Miami Arts Fair.

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