The ELFCO Scoop
September 28, 2013 | By Joy Baldwin |
A publication of the East Lansing Food Co-op
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18 teens. Over 600 works of art. REACH's Teen Open Studio is full of talent! Come see original works at the gallery unveiling and open house (3/19 & 3/21); visit reachstudio.org for more info.
03 A b o u t 01 From Cynthia Every single person in the world has a reason for doing something good or bad. And, even though sometimes some people think those reasons are not good enough. …Say someone is being bullied by another person and you ask the bully, “Why are you being so mean?” They tell you, “Because I was bullied before.” Is that any reason to bully someone? Each of us at Teen Open Studio has our own story about what life can be like for ourselves. Life isn’t always fair and it can be cruel at times. And, not everybody is treated fairly. It does not mean that you should be mean because you were treated badly. What I want you to learn, whoever is reading this, is that bullying is wrong. It always has been and it always will be. Don’t let bullying change who you are. And, no matter what, be happy. Cynthia Terry, REACH Student Fall 2013 Seventeen teenagers worked with REACH Studio Art Center staff, volunteers, and guest artists to create 10 comics. They chose “Social Justice” as their Theme. They conducted video interviews with local advocates on their chosen topics: gender equality, arts in schools, bullying, LGBTQ community, and suicide prevention. Enclosed are their collaborative artworks based on their personal lives and community storytelling sessions with local advocates.