WHAT happens when you bring art, nature, and young people together? A special kind of magic which we have called the Flight of Dreams! Run by the Princess Vlei Forum and the Peter Clarke Art Centre, the Flight of Dreams has been running for four years, and involves a number of projects involving art and environmental education, including an annual street parade. The artworks of this exhibition have been created as part of this initiative.
But the Flight of Dreams is about more than nature and art. The children benefit hugely from participating in this project. Many of the kids involved come from communities challenged by gangsterism, drug abuse and domestic violence. Being able to create something beautiful helps them to develop a positive identity and to aspire to a way of being that is not defined by the negative influences around them.
This is why we felt it important to exhibit the children’s work, not only so that the the community can have the pleasure of seeing these lovely artworks, but also so that the children can learn that they are capable of producing work that is valued and treasured by others. The work includes paintings, drawings, multi-media, ceramics and paper sculptures, a well as two of the puppets used on the parades. The quality of the work is remarkable, and certainly will reward any who take the time to view it.LIBRARY HOURS
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