Afterschool Arts Annual Exhibition: Magic of Flight

This student art exhibition is the culminating annual event for the Afterschool Arts Outreach (AAO) program. The exhibition highlights the creative achievements of students in the Norton's partnership, featuring works by children and teens from eight different community sites across Palm Beach County.

The Norton Museum’s teaching artists drew upon several themes to inspire their AAO students this year. Students explored the magic realism of Maria Berrio’s collage-based paintings (on exhibition this past spring at the Norton). In their virtual art classes, students discovered multi-faceted collage techniques from Japan and Guatemala. They learned about traditional kites used in celebrations related to the Day of the Dead. As the students’ kites took shape, they became vessels of inspiration as children and teens shared their messages for their communities on the kites themselves. This vibrant exhibition reflects the resiliency of students' imaginations and their willingness to create, no matter their challenges. 

Yimarie Rivera 

Director for Family and Community Programs

  • Florence De George Boys and Girls Club

  • Farmworkers Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County

  • Gaines Park Community Center

  • Highridge Family Center

  • Max M. Fisher Boys and Girls Club

  • Pace Center for Girls

  • Police Athletic League

  • Salvation Army Northwest Community Center

Afterschool Arts Outreach is one of the programs that expands the Norton’s educational mission beyond the Museum's walls, engaging hundreds of young people, ages 5-18, year-round through sustained arts partnerships with eight vital community organizations. For 30 years, AAO has provided meaningful arts education to communities throughout Palm Beach County. We owe this year’s exhibition to the staff at our partner organizations and their commitment to the arts.

The Afterschool Arts Outreach program was made possible by The Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Foundation, Ricki Gail and Robert Conway, and The Jim Moran Foundation, with additional support provided by The Christina Orr-Cahall Endowment for Community Outreach. 

Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Police Athletic League, Highridge Family Center, and Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County was made possible by the generosity of the Ellen & Ronald Block Family Foundation. 

Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Florence A. De George Boys and Girls Club was made possible by the generosity of Jane Carroll and Leo Arnaboldi. 

Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Gaines Park Community Center was made possible by the generosity of The Rosenberg Ebin Family Foundation. 

Afterschool Arts Outreach at the PACE Center for Girls was made possible by the generosity of the Scaife Family Foundation. 

Afterschool Arts Outreach at the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center was made possible by the generosity of Irene and Jim Karp.

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