Tuesday, May 27, 2008

::Photos of the Day::

Honey Shine Mentoring Program and ARTOPIA at New World School of the Arts Join Forces for Young Girls at Risk:

Honey Shine Mentoring Program
On Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at the Cielo Garden & Supper Club in Coconut Grove, Florida, the Honey Shine Mentoring Program and mentors from the New World School of the Arts teamed up to let young girl’s inner creativity shine through expressive artwork for this years’ ArtOpiA exhibit. In the photo above is Asia, age 11.

“I am the Vision I Create” was this year’s theme, and the girls and their mentors did not hold back in creating vibrant and meaningful art that portrayed a positive self-image in which they expressed themselves.

Honey Shine Mentoring Program
Brinay, age 11

Honey Shine Mentoring Program
Anessa, Age 9

“This creative exercise allowed us to see a glimpse into the past, present and future. Each beautiful piece says so much about where our girls come from, their current state and how they visualize themselves as successful women,” said Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.

Honey Shine Mentoring Program

ArtOpiA is an arts mentoring program launched in 2001 to benefit neglected and disadvantaged children. The main objectives of the program are to encourage children to explore creativity, to impart an appreciation of art and design and its power to communicate, and to introduce children to careers in design and the visual arts.

The ArtOpiA program at New World School of the Arts in Miami provides an annual mentoring program to young children to facilitate them in creating artwork based on a theme. The mentors work on a one-on-one basis covering fundamental art and design concepts, computer layout programs and various other media including painting, photography and collage. Source: mrprinc

Wyclef Jean

Musician and humanitarian Wyclef Jean and model Petra Nemcova announce the 'Together for Haiti' initiative, May 20, 2008 in New York. Wyclef stated, "This is not an initiative to say, ‘Please bring more food to us, we’re in aid’ because if you keep giving me you’re just going to keep crippling my economy. This initiative is to say, ‘How can we work together?’” Source: Essence.com

Peetes & Michael J. Fox

Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete attend the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Poker Fundraiser, May 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA.

Mary J. Blige amFAR Cannes 2008

R&B songstress Mary J. Blige arrives at the Cannes Film Festival amFAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2008, May 22, 2008 in France.

Nickolodeon in New Orleans
Kids in New Orleans participate in the rebuilding of Fannie C. Williams Elementary School's playground, May 17, 2008. The effort was sponsored by Nickelodeon, with appearances from the Naked Brothers Band and comedian Lil' JJ.

Photos: mrprinc and Wireimage

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