It’s Our World
Created by L.E.T.S. Draw students: Aaron Ashe, Dominique Byrd, Aesha Coleman, Charlotte Graham, Khyree Joseph, Kheyana Joseph and Nathaniel Perverdera.
The L.E.T.S. Draw Project (Links Educating Talented Students to Draw) is a partnership of The Links, Incorporated, Greater Miami Chapter and the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), and is the first in a series of art programs that identify and nurture the artistic ability of youth in the historic Overtown community of Miami.
The artwork on display, entitled It’s Our World, expresses the students’ feelings and observations of the world around them and was developed as a group project.
L.E.T.S. Draw is designed to educate minority youth who have artistic ability and interest in the visual arts. The primary goal of the project is to increase knowledge of drawing; build self-confidence in drawing skills; encourage continued study; and provide career exposure in the field of visual arts. During the 14-month program, students developed a basic understanding of fine art, learned to analyze and critique works of art and created original pieces for public display. This inaugural initiative, which included weekly programs with a focus on drawing, was taught by OYC resident art instructor, Rodney Royal. Special sessions were also developed and provided by professional visual artist, Louis Valle through Arts for Learning Miami. These special sessions were designed to promote using arts-based instruction, positive youth development and life skills building (i.e. communication and interpersonal skills), decision- making and critical thinking skills.
THE LINKS, INC.
The Links, Incorporated – Greater Miami Chapter is a service-based, non-partisan women’s volunteer organization- one of 277 chapters in 42 states. The Links provides programs and encourages cultural enrichment through four program facets: Services to Youth, International Trends and Services, National Trends and Services and The Arts. The Links is highly recognized for positive impact in partnerships, contributions to local charities, health and wellness initiatives, awarding scholarships and youth oriented educational programming. For more information please visit www.greatermiamilinksinc.org.
Funding for this project was generously provided by the Law Offices of Becker and Poliakoff, P.A.
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Site Specific Projects
- North Terminal D - MIA Flower Fence
- North Terminal D - Andan Volando
- North Terminal D - All We Need is Love
- North Terminal D - Air Chair
- North Terminal - Meltdown
- North Terminal - Peace and Love
- Central Terminal F - Fake Holidays
- Central Terminal F - Waterspaces
- Central Terminal G - How Sweet It Is!
- Central Terminal Skywalk - Gifts from the Sea
- South Terminal H – ALL TOGETHER NOW
- South Terminal H - Carybé Murals
- South Terminal H - Imagined Landscapes
- South Terminal J - Temporary Altars
- South Terminal J 3rd Floor - Hortensia