Our World, Our America
About the Piano
Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY
Hours: M-F 8AM - 9PM / S-S 8AM - 3:45PM
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Every New Yorker has a story. The students at Claremont International High School became New Yorkers within the last 3 years and all of them have dreams of a better future. We envisioned a collaboration of colors and images that make our community unique and that is diversity of cultures and languages. The concept for the tree came about during a conversation of where we come from and we all agreed that our roots ground us even though we now live in the U.S. The students came up with new ideas for designs and imagery as they progressed. America is their new home.
About the Artist
Gladys Pasapera is an artist and educator working in the South Bronx with an immigrant population of students ages 13-20. The artists for this SFH Piano are twelve students from grades 9-12 at Claremont International HS. These students have demonstrated a passion for art and creative thinking. They are fairly new to the US and all of them are English Language Learners. This is the first time they participate in an out of school Art exhibition.