Friday, May 29, 2009


Today we screenprinted covers for our new zine "Title" with select drawings by Freddy Williams. The project was facilitated by Mike Gerkovich and Sarah Smothers. In photos: first two layers of zine cover, Mike, Jason and Hector.

Group Portrait

Debbie Schafer spent two days making a group portrait of staff and Cultural Arts participants. We can't wait to have it framed and hanging in our lobby.


In photos: Danny, Darlene, Brenda and her brother.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hector's drawing

The beginning of one of Hector's intricate line drawings, of course in blue.

Rasheed's videos of Debbie's portraiture


Today we performed theater exercises as a group with Jerry Perna and broke into smaller groups and played the "Magic Box", an imaginative game where you figure out what is in the box. In photos: Larry, Tyree, Jerry and Floyd.

Photos taken by Rasheed

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Video of the Chicken Dance

The Chicken Dance

Murph and Brenda Dance Video

Videos by Rasheed

Independence Seaport Museum

Today we had a fabulous trip to the Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Blvd. We learned all about boats, watched ships being repaired by craftsmen, and even got to ride our own indoor boat. Ahoy hoy!
In photos: George, Emilia, Myron, Charlene, Sarah, Mike, Hector, Shawn, Danny, Mike, Floyd, Jason, Casimer, Freddy.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Animal Sculptures

We worked on painting our animal sculptures and putting on some finishing touches. In photos: George, Val, Emilia and Pietro, Sam with his elephant mask, and Hector hard at work.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Art Girl

Participants at the Cultural Arts Center have been enjoying the portraits by Debbie Schafer aka Art Girl. Debbie has been coming here every week and drawing with our artists through a certificate program with Temple University's Arts and Quality of Life Research Center. In photos: Mike and Debbie. More photos to come!