Displaying student work is integral to the success of the program. Exhibitions allow students to share their poetry, photography, and dance. Exhibits boost student self-esteem and give them the chance to increase their public speaking skills. Our young artists love the opportunity to see their photographs framed and hanging in an art gallery. The students practice with their group leader to recite their thoughtful poems for an audience.
Exhibits give students (and their parents!) the chance to connect to their community. Exhibit attendees are able to connect to students’ culture through dance, and are moved by the wisdom of their poetic words.
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- University of the Arts & Centro Nueva Creación Present: “Memories Are For Life” – An exhibition and celebration of photographic time capsules made by the Community Engagement Photography class at The University of the Arts and 3rd-5th graders at Centro Nueva Creación.
- Students held a Mayan fashion show, wrote and reenacted a Taino Indian engagement proposal and marriage ceremony, performed 5 Bomba performances (drumming and dance), 2 Plena dances and a Salsa singing and dance number.
- School District of Philadelphia
- Kids exhibited their poetry, read poems, performed Bomba and Plena dances, a Hip-Hop/Tango dance routine, and presented an original play by one of Centro's alumni, JosuéNieves about Oral Hygiene: "Pepe,please brush your teeth." In addition to a Reggaeton and Bachata dance routines.
- Centro Fall Harvest Festival and Mural Celebration – Hosted at Centro’s community garden celebrated the opening of Centro’s newest mural and featured 2 Bomba dance performances by Centro students and arts & crafts activities for students and the community. Over 80 students, parents, and community members attended.
- Back-to-School night – William Cramp Elementary School. Students performed 2 Bomba dance routines with over 500 students, parents, teachers, school staff, and community members present.
- National Hispanic Heritage Month – School District of Philadelphia. 4 students’ photographs were selected for the exhibition that displayed artistic works from Hispanic artists from throughout the City of Philadelphia.
- Talent Show – William Cramp Elementary School. Students performed 3 dance routines for over 300 students, teachers, parents, and school staff.
- Near and Far – The Underground Gallery at the Temple University Tyler School of Art. Group show with Lindsay Sparagana
- Community Health Fair – William Cramp Elementary School. Students displayed their photographs, poems, and other visual art projects including recycled robot sculptures, paper mache internal organs, and identity boxes. Students performed 5 original dance routines.
- Healthy Kids: Mind, Body, Spirit – Crane Arts
- Community Engagement Photography, partnership with University of the Arts – University of the Arts and Stella Elkins Gallery at Tyler School of Art Temple University
- How is Africa a Part of You? – Crane Arts
- Winter Holidays Celebration – St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
- Showcase including a bilingual play about The Three Kings story - a typical celebration in some Latino countries.
- Nuestras Raices (Our Roots) – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Arts
- Selected Photos – Fringe Salon
- Young Photographer’s Inspiring Hope in North Philadelphia – UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
- Who are We? This is Me! – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Arts
- My Community. My Vision – UPenn Fox Gallery
- Mi Barrio – The Lighthouse Community Center
- Neighborhood Hearts and Hands – Nexus Foundation for Today’s Arts
- Lo Bueno en Mi Tierra – Arbol Cafe
- Speak Up, Speak Out – New Hope Arts Center
- Selected Photos – Starbucks in Macy’s, Center City Philadelphia
- Comunidad – Geechee Girl Rice Café
- Vecinos Trabajando Juntos: Neighborhoods Working Together- Centro Pedro Claver
- Stories from the Goodlands – Kimmel Center
- Picture This! – Nexus Foundation For Today’s Arts
- El Que La Sigue, La Consigue – Rotunda Gallery at the Community College of Philadelphia
- Young Voices from the Goodlands – New Hope Arts Center
- North Philly in Focus – The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania
- I Am the Future, traveling exhibit: Nexus Foundation For Today’s Arts, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, and Noches de Arte en el Barrio, H.A.C.E.
- Our Neighborhood In Pictures – Raices Culturales Latinoamericans
- Exit – Nexus Foundation For Today’s Arts
- Paz! – Nexus Foundation For Today’s Arts
- Tierra Buena – The Philadelphia Foundation Community Gallery
- Shalom – Allens Lane Art Center
- The Goodlands – Exhibit 231 Gallery