If you have ever noticed the artwork livening up the exterior of Medgar Evers Swimming Pool or the entryway to Flo Ware Park, you have admired the work of Coyote Central. The organization, which has been working with area adolescents since 1986, is holding an open house at their new space at 23rd and Cherry, across the street from Garfield Community Center and the site of several of their pieces.
But creating public art is only part of what Coyote Central does. The centerpiece is called Coyote Studio, which is a series of classes kids can take geared to teach them problem solving skills. For example, courses starting in April range in subjects from learning to break dance to building bicycles to making hot glass beads.
You can check out their new digs Sunday from 3-5 p.m. From Coyote Central:
Coyote Central is hosting an Open House this Sunday, March 6th, from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Their new location is on the corner of 23rd and Cherry, right across the street from the Garfield Community Center.
Coyote Central is a nonprofit organization that serves young adolescents (ages 10-14) by providing apprenticeship opportunities in an extraordinary range of creative fields, from photography, painting, and filmmaking to cooking, dance, fashion and furniture design. Coyote has a nearly twenty five year history, and in that time, serving over 13,000 kids! It was founded on the belief that with the right opportunities all adolescents can discover their own voice, talents, and motivation. At the heart of each Coyote program is a creative problem-solving experience that strengthens skills and confidence at an age that is often a challenging time of self discovery.
Come see for yourself! Walk around the new spaces, meet some Coyote students, parents, artists and staff and see examples of their work. There will also be a break dancing demonstration and a magician starting at 3:30.