ArtEsteems Presents “Reflections of Me and My World” Display

By Aneesah Dryver ArtEsteem, a program of Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), on Saturday, Jun 2 will hold its 14th annual exhibition titled, “Reflections of Me and My World,” a free community event that highlights students’ visual and performing art projects. The event will be held at 3 p.m. at Studio One Art Center at 365 45th St in Oakland. Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC) since 1989 has been a source of positivity in the community through its education and social justice programs. ArtEsteem is one of its projects, supporting underserved youth ages 6-18. Student artwork will be on sale, and students will receive 20 percent of the proceeds. There will also be a fashion show featuring the creations of the ArtEsteem design students. ArtEsteem provide avenues for at-risk youth to express themselves and develop insightful change, first within themselves and then in the world around them.  Youth come to view themselves as “superheroes,” with the powers of nonviolence, positivity, and intelligence. ArtEsteem’s goal is to “to inspire and invoke the inner spirit to become alert to essential social and environmental concerns.  The event will spotlight art that expresses the critical thinking, realities, and dreams of self and society.” For information, call (510) 652-5530 or visit www.ahc-oakland.org.
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