25 July 2007


Today I volunteered for an arts group in Columbus. They do all sorts of really cool activities including drum circles, spoken word poetry, hip hop, break dancing, and MCing. They also have a program at a community center in the inner city to give kids and teens fun art activities to do during the day. I decided to volunteer to help out since I was so impressed with one of their performances I saw recently. I basically just called them up and told them that I liked what they did and wanted to know how I could help.

The director told me to show up at the community center today at noon to assist teens with some art projects. We were doing portraits in different artistic mediums with the idea that we'd make a collage of the different portraits. It ended up not quite working to plan as most kids drew stick figures, but I got to do some fun paintings of random faces.

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