YMCA Calomiris Center Self-Portraits on Display

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YMCA Calomiris Center Self-Portraits on Display

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Campers from the YMCA Calomiris Center learned about Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, symbolism, collages and masks of the world.

They made plaster masks and collage self-portraits, which are on display on the second floor in the children's room.

We were lucky enough to meet some of the young artists, who were 9-14 years old. They told us a little bit about their work:

"I made a mask, and did a cast of my arm. It was fun to make the plaster casts, even though the plaster got stuck in my hair. I used symbols that represent our culture."

"I found pictures of things that I liked in a magazine, and cut them out. I used these pictures to represent myself. It was an inspiration!"

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