!POWAR! is a non-profit organization that works with youth and communities to curtail graffiti vandalism and raise awareness of gang activity in Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County through Public Art Programs.
This summer I had the privilege to work with a group of creative and bright youth at !Powar! (No, the name is not misspelled :)) Our summer was spent working on a variety of art projects, which gave the students the opportunity to express themselves visually through different mediums. Above the puppets, friendship bracelets, tgrid drawing, water color paintings etc. etc., I personally enjoyed talking with the youth. Never probing, but being there to listen to their stories, whether they were made-up truths :) or talks of their struggles. With the right guidance each one of these individuals has the potential to do great things. Much thanks to Mrs. Marianne for offering me this opportunity to give back. And to the students of !POWAR! You Rock :) !!!