YMCA Calomiris Center Self-Portraits on Display

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YMCA Calomiris Center Self-Portraits on Display


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!"