103 Charlton St.
SoHo, NY 10014
Description: This exhibition is put on by The Cartwheel Initiative, an organization committed to bringing art to children coping with the aftermath of conflict and disaster. Cartwheel's team of New York City artists, led by co-founder Ashok Sinha, exhibit the works of kids living in post-war Sri Lanka. Having traveled to schools in Northeast Sri Lanka, these artists have shared their artistic expertise and provided children with a variety of creative forms of self-expression.
The exhibition features over 50 works of art including collages, prints, and photographs by Sri Lankan youth and will be on view from June 7–July 15, 2012 in CMA's Fine Arts Studio. In addition, Cartwheel instructors will offer hands-on workshops inspired by the exhibition.
Venue Description: The Children's Museum of the Arts, founded in 1988, is one of the oldest children's art museums in the world. The museum encourages self-expression and self-esteem in kids through the visual and performing arts and hands-on art programs. Visitors can interact with changing exhibitions of children's art and make their own art, guided by highly skilled professional artists. The museum also offers regular art workshops and hosts children's birthday parties.
The Children's Museum of the Arts is located at 103 Charlton St., near Hudson Square, and is open Monday-Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday-Friday 12pm-6pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10pm-5pm. Admission is $10; free infants younger than 1; "pay as you wish" on Thursdays 4-6pm. CMA is wheelchair accessible. For more information: 212-274-0986 or cmany.org.
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