In collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Phoenix-based teaching artist, Shelly Love, Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present artwork created by girls aged 10-17 living in a group home for children in foster care. These young artists spent six weeks at Phoenix Art Museum exploring the creative process and the current exhibition, To Be Thirteen. They shared observations, learned photographic techniques, and experimented with materials to create their final mixed media portraits. Individually, each work represents an affirmation of personal significance to the artist. Together they invite viewers to ask themselves, “What does it mean to be you?”
Phoenix Art Museum is a long-standing partner of Free Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to using artistic expression to help heal children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
To Be Me (Ser Yo) is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. The installation will be on view through October 15 in the Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.