Female students to host Friday art reception at Truckee’s Coffeebar | SierraSun.com

Female students to host Friday art reception at Truckee’s Coffeebar

Student artists Isabella Gallagher, left, and Sasha Penwarden.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — For girls ages 10 to 18, creating one’s own world takes confidence, perseverance, humility and a role model.

Kindred Art and Folk Institute’s Creative Empowerment Group, a group of young girls ages 10 to 18, will unleash their world of creativity during the artists’ first professional art reception on Friday, Jan. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Coffeebar, 10120 Jibboom St., Truckee.

The event is a fundraiser with proceeds going toward scholarships for at-risk youth, and the Creative Empowerment Group’s next project — creating their own music video. The group will produce a song, a music video and learn first-hand how to edit video. With community support, these young girls will continue to share their artistic talents with others.

Admission is free. The event includes musical performances by Bennett Mitchell and Aaron Oropeza Artwork, as well as Henna body adornment art by Meghan Ruiz of Henna Love. Art will be sold during the reception and all of January.

“These young female artists are very talented, and have progressively gained confidence in all aspects of their lives through the development of art in a non-judgmental environment,” says Nicole Ashton Martin, founder of Kindred Art and Folk Institute. “Each day I feel their gratitude for having offered them this opportunity. Their confidence soars, and they know they can accomplish anything they put their heart and mind into.”

The Kindred Creative Empowerment Group meets each Friday after school. The program helps to boost girls’ confidence and empowers pre-teen and teen girls through creativity, conversations and a combination of staff and student support.

Sessions focus on in-depth multi-week projects as individuals and as a group. Students who complete 12 sessions have priority to become mentors/interns within Kindred programs and community events.

Featured student artists for Friday’s reception include Emily Holbrook, Rowan Bohnet, Jill Booth, Isabella Gallagher, Bryce Manning, Ellery Manning, Hayden McJunkin, Sasha Penwarden, Kiley Rodni, Lucia Sherman and Madison Wedman.

This article was submitted on behalf of Kindred Art and Folk Institute, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support the Truckee Tahoe community by providing creative, meaningful and sustainable educational opportunities. To learn more, visit facebook.com/KindredArtsAndFolkInstitute.

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