Community Learning Center 40th Anniversary Art Show May14-15


5/9/2011

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Student and Faculty Artwork to be Exhibited as part of Cambridge Open Studios

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Community Learning Center (CLC), original artwork by CLC students and faculty will be exhibited as part of the Cambridge Arts Council’s Cambridge Open Studios. Artwork will be on view at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, from 12 - 6 p.m.  The CLC 40th Anniversary Art Show encompasses artwork in all mediums, including photography, painting and fiber art by artists from the Community Learning Center.

Founded in 1971, the Community Learning Center is a division of the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs that provides critical adult education services to approximately 1,000 residents each year. CLC offers free classes to adults who seek to learn English, improve their literacy skills, earn high school credentials, become U.S. citizens, or prepare for college.  CLC students range in age from 16-80 years old, and represent 70 countries. The great majority of Community Learning Center students are immigrants and female, and for CLC’s students, the Center’s English and education services are life altering.

A six member planning team of students and teachers organized the CLC 40th Anniversary Art Show with help from CLC staff. This is the first year the center has participated in Cambridge Open Studios.  Carole Sousa, one of the organizers of the show and a teacher of English for speakers of other languages at CLC notes, “In addition to the Student and Faculty Art Show being a community celebration of our 40th anniversary, it also gives immigrant artists the opportunity to experience the process of submitting work to a show and exhibiting in the U.S.”

For more information about the exhibit, contact Carole Sousa at 617-349-6278 or csousa@cambridgema.gov.

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