Dash Around Town – New Urban Arts
Mentors’ and students’ collaborative art
Do you want to make a difference? Well, if you don’t know anything about the New Urban Arts Center for mentors and students, shame on you. Many of the mentors are from Providence, like Rhode Island poet laureate, Rick Benjamin. These mentors foster creative talents in interested and dedicated high school kids.
Go and check it out. It’s very impressive place filled with interesting and energized folks like development director Daniel Scheiber, director Elia Gurna, and Tamara Kaplan who is in organization and finance. These people, among others, work hard to make a difference with the people who matter the most – the new generation of young people. Paving the future is not easy, but “… we want people to find out what their values are and what drives them, and to merge and build a community that empowers youth so they can develop a creative practice that they can sustain for life, even if they are not necessarily going onto art school,” says Daniel Schleifer. And he means it. So go check this organization out and see what you might be able to do to make a difference. Tell them Angelo sent you.
The New Urban Arts Center can be found at 705 Westminster Street in Providence.