The UMS-Wright Art Guild Cultural Exchange with Children of Kenya
The Art Guild is again reaching across the world via visual art in a cultural exchange program to help needy children in Isolo, Kenya. The Kenyan children have sent beautiful paintings of animals native to their country in order to raise money for the continuance of the ART 4 LIFE curriculum that enriches the educational experience at their school, Pepo La Tumaini. In response, the UMS-Wright Art Guild added paintings of their own to the fundraiser.
In a country ravaged by Aids where 26% of the child population are engaged in child labor and 6% of children are married under the age 15, Pepo La Tumaini is working to provide a holistic education for the most marginalized, vulnerable youth. From toddlers to adulthood, Pepo La Tumaini makes it possible for these orphaned children to learn, grow and dream.
The UMS-Wright Art Guild and sponsor Pier Hardin were pleased to be part of this endeavor this year and grateful to Alison Neumann for inviting us to join the Children of Tumaini.
For more information about the Children of Tumaini, go to www.pepolatumaini.org.
The UMS-Wright Fine Arts Department follows a multi-media curriculum with accomplished practicing artists teaching in the studios each day. Two art studios with kilns and a photography studio afford students in all grades myriad opportunities to work in 2-D and 3-D media. AP Studio is offered for the serious art student in 12th grade, and AP Art History is offered to students in grades 10-12.