By The Business Times Staff on July 19, 2022
An upcoming show will display the work of participants in a program designed to empower teen-agers and young adults through business and art mentorship.
The youth-led art show, titled “Windows to Freedom, Doors to Success,” is set for 4 to 7 p.m. July 29 at the Clifton Community Hall, 126 Second St.
Participants in the Business and Art Mentorship (BAM) program ages 12 to 20 will display and sell their artwork.
The show will include an awards ceremony, a performance of the Nuevua Generación Folclórico Dancers, a teen fashion show, art sale and silent auction.
A majority of the proceeds from the sale will go to the participating artists.
Local artists have mentored program participants, assisting them with drawing, fashion merchandising, painting and photography. Their works include acrylic paintings on canvas, digital prints, graphite and pencil illustrations, jewelry and painted skateboards.
The Business and Art Mentorship program provides participants a way to form peer groups, connect with community resources and learn skills.
Tauma Lee, director of the program, has worked in child development for 28 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in journalism and professional writing. She also apprenticed for four years in watercolor and architectural illustration. She founded BAM in 2018 to connect teens to art projects with professional artists.