PIECES PIECES is a community organization that provides visual and performing arts opportunities to young adults, ages 18 through 25. PIECES founder, teacher and current Art Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Venice, Eduardo "Lalo" Marquez believes that everyone carries artistic talents.
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All one needs is the right environment and inspiration. "When the creative button is pressed, masterpieces of one’s life present themselves on canvas, in music, dance or other art-forms; views of your surroundings change, and become poetic." "DREAMS AND GOALS THEREFORE BECOME REALISTIC AND REACHABLE." As a teacher and student himself, Lalo is always looking for new techniques to use in his lessons. His classes consist of a mixture of fine art fundamentals with an explosion of Graffiti-funk that transforms street art talent into fine art skills. He thrives in helping young people discover talents and inspiring them to reach for more in life. PIECES is an arts program, a family and place that liberates young adults from fears of expression and freedom of speech. PIECES provides the tools to develop skills, it prepares young adults for work, and keeps them on a positive path for a fulfilling life.

All one needs is the right environment and inspiration. "When the creative button is pressed, masterpieces of one’s life present themselves on canvas, in music, dance or other art-forms; views of your surroundings change, and become poetic." "DREAMS AND GOALS THEREFORE BECOME REALISTIC AND REACHABLE." As a teacher and student himself, Lalo is always looking for new techniques to use in his lessons. His classes consist of a mixture of fine art fundamentals with an explosion of Graffiti-funk that transforms street art talent into fine art skills. He thrives in helping young people discover talents and inspiring them to reach for more in life. PIECES is an arts program, a family and place that liberates young adults from fears of expression and freedom of speech. PIECES provides the tools to develop skills, it prepares young adults for work, and keeps them on a positive path for a fulfilling life.

Operating as usual

01/20/2021

THING OF TWINS (@thingoftwins) 🎶 🎸
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Thank you @egh_radio and @theunsignedhour for playing our song on Anne’s Rock Show
It was an honor to be apart of the playlist
#thingoftwins #indielabels #eghradio #theunsignedhour
#rock #punk #twopieceband #twins #duo #upcomingartist #upcomingband #album #2020 #unitedkingdom #losangelesbandscene #midcity #losangeles 📷: @thingoftwins Reposted via @repostawesomeapp

By Rachael Day (@rachaeldayart)sprinkling in some calm amongst the chaos ✨
11/06/2020

By Rachael Day (@rachaeldayart)

sprinkling in some calm amongst the chaos ✨

Visit the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley & Eastside's virtual art gallery to see the amazing work members ...
10/14/2020

Visit the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley & Eastside's virtual art gallery to see the amazing work members have created.

Save The Date: To celebrate one year of our unique Fine Arts Program we hope you can join us on October 16th as Club Staff along and our #boysandgirlsclub art students present “QuarARTine” a #virtualartshow exhibiting some of the amazing art created this past year. This show is a breath of fresh air, as we embrace the new normal. Join us and enjoy all the honorable masterpieces our members have created. On display you will see our three Award winning @bgca_clubs Regional Arts winners that are awaiting the National competition in Atlanta for final judging. Stay tuned for links and information how you can be part of this unique art show. #artistsoninstagram #artislife #boysandgirlsclub #fineartsprogram #bgcwsgv #quararttine

By Michael (@mikehomansart)....Yo ho ho #pirate #skeleton #art
10/12/2020

By Michael (@mikehomansart).
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Yo ho ho #pirate #skeleton #art

09/23/2020
Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley & Eastside

Nehi, one of PIECES's OGs, accepted Lalo's call to help out in the music studio that Lalo helped build at BGC of West San Gabriel Valley

Join us as we count down to our upcoming Music Gala event. Follow these kids as they prepare to wow the audience as never before. Don't forget to RSVP for our event in November. Registration is free! Link is in the bio. #music #galaevent #boysandgirlsclub #bgcwsgv

By Oto (@otoabasiart)...“We Are Blinded Through Our Ears Now"
09/10/2020

By Oto (@otoabasiart)
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“We Are Blinded Through Our Ears Now"

09/04/2020

Exciting news!
Check out @thingoftwins have a new music video 🎸
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ITS OUT!!!
#thingoftwins #rock #band #music #alternative #punk #duo #twins #twopieceband #upcomingartist #upcomingband #album #2020 #losangelesbands #losangelesmusician #losangelesbandscene #midcity #dublin #losangeles

Click the link in our bio to visit the virtual gallery and be sure to watch our stories for artist Q&As. You can see the...
08/18/2020

Click the link in our bio to visit the virtual gallery and be sure to watch our stories for artist Q&As. You can see the first for Josie Cordova (@devious_scowl) now.
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#artistqanda
#art
#artists
#artistsoninstagram
#creativesofinstagram
#artshow
#artgallery
#virtualartshow

Have you visited the virtual gallery? Go to www.piecesarts.org. You’ll see Teresa Escobar’s (@tfeart) work there and mor...
08/16/2020

Have you visited the virtual gallery? Go to www.piecesarts.org. You’ll see Teresa Escobar’s (@tfeart) work there and more.
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Let’s uplift & support our local artists who bring light and power through their art! Thanks to @beapiece for always holding space for us!! I finally made the cut!!!! 😂 inside joke to the crew!!

08/14/2020

Make sure to see Dezmond’s (@_dezmundo_) work in our virtual art gallery ✨Find the gallery at www.piecesarts.org/isolationinspiration
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Isolation Inspiration. My first virtual show with my family @beapiece complete with a variety of artwork, poetry, and music from my talented peers 🙏🏾 this is also my first time trying the whole “reels” thing so yeah. Link will be provided in my bio for the duration of the online show. Check it out and let me know what you guys think!
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#virtualartshow
#virtualartgallery
#artsteps
#artgallery
#artshow

08/12/2020

Make sure to see Dezmond’s (@_dezmundo_) work in our virtual art gallery ✨Find the link in our bio ✨
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Isolation Inspiration. My first virtual show with my family @beapiece complete with a variety of artwork, poetry, and music from my talented peers 🙏🏾 this is also my first time trying the whole “reels” thing so yeah. Link will be provided in my bio for the duration of the online show. Check it out and let me know what you guys think!

ISOLATION INSPIRATION is LIVEVisit www.PIECESarts.org/IsolationInspiration to visit the virtual gallery. ➡️ Click on the...
08/10/2020

ISOLATION INSPIRATION is LIVE
Visit www.PIECESarts.org/IsolationInspiration to visit the virtual gallery.

➡️ Click on the artist headshots and artwork for more from the artists.

Some files may take a few second to load. You can click play and wait for the files to load while continuing to stroll through the gallery. For anyone who has a hard time viewing the virtual gallery, simply scroll down the page to see the work in a different format.
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#artsteps
#artshow
#visualart
#artofinstagram
#losangelesartists
#creatives
#virtualartgallery
#galleryshow
#virtualartshow
#modernart
#contemporaryart
#classicart
#painting
#paintersofinstagram
#graphicartists
#artoninstagram
#artistsofinstagram
#artistofinstagram
#artaccount
#artoninstagram
#artsagram
#artistoninstagram
#instaartist
#artsoninstagram
#art_collective
#art_spotlight

A little look at the virtual gallery. When you visit, click on the artist headshots and on their work to read, watch, an...
08/09/2020

A little look at the virtual gallery. When you visit, click on the artist headshots and on their work to read, watch, and/or listen....

The gallery will be made live tomorrow on our website.
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#artshow
#artgallery
#artexhibition
#groupartshow
#aristsofinstagram
#artistsoninstagram
#instaart
#igartists
#artsteps
#art
#artists
#galleryartists
#artcollectors
#artforinteriordesigners
#sfxmakeupartists
#painters
#digitalart
#oilpainting
#acrylicpainting
#isolationinspiration
#PIECES
#musician
#multitalentedartists
#California
#LosAngeles

FEATURED ARTISTSThey have each shared work and words to make this show happen. We look forward to you visiting the exhib...
08/09/2020

FEATURED ARTISTS
They have each shared work and words to make this show happen. We look forward to you visiting the exhibition. The gallery will be made live for you on Monday, August 10.
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#smallartist
#artistsonig
#artisthelp
#artistoninsta
#artistsofinstagram
#artshare
#artistofinstagram
#artsagram
#artsupporters
#artstyle
#gallery
#galleryshow
#artcollector
#artstudio
#artinstagram
#artcurator
#art_spotlight
#artinspiration
#artfair
#artcollection
#artdealer
#galleryartist
#multidisciplineart
#multiskilledartists
#musicians
#musicartists
#videographer
#photographer
#singersongwriter

Our artists share their experiences with you, many of which you can relate to. Come back for the link to our virtual gro...
08/06/2020

Our artists share their experiences with you, many of which you can relate to.

Come back for the link to our virtual group art exhibition. It goes live on the 10th.
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#isolationinspiration
#artshow
#artcollector
#freelanceartist
#PIECES
#artorganization
#groupshow
#virtualshow
#virtualartshow
#interactiveartshow
#artstagram
#galleryart
#artists
#artlife
#artlovers
#artcollective
#artworld
#instaartwork
#artgram
#artwork_in_studio

We can help society in many ways through the art that we create. ...#isolationinspiration#PIECES#artist#draw#artoftheday...
08/05/2020

We can help society in many ways through the art that we create.
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#isolationinspiration
#PIECES
#artist
#draw
#artoftheday
#artworks
#artistoninstagram
#artistininstagram
#paint
#artdaily
#drawingart
#art🎨
#buyartnow
#artmatters
#onlineexhibit
#availableart
#artaday
#arttrending
#learningartist
#quarantineart

We share our most happy and our most horrid moments through the things that we create....#isolationinspiration#artshow#v...
08/05/2020

We share our most happy and our most horrid moments through the things that we create.
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#isolationinspiration
#artshow
#virtualart
#groupartshow
#PIECES
#buyartnow
#artmatters
#onlineexhibit
#availableart
#artforinteriordesigners
#freelanceartists
#collageartist
#painter
#digitalartist
#photographer
#videoart
#musician
#songwriter

What does art mean to you?...#love#togetherness#gentleness#hope#beauty#isolationinspiration#virtualartshow#inspiration#q...
08/03/2020

What does art mean to you?
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#love
#togetherness
#gentleness
#hope
#beauty
#isolationinspiration
#virtualartshow
#inspiration
#quarantineartshow
#quarantineart
#quarantinelife
#quarantined
#quaratine
#boredinthehouse
#lockdown
#quarantineandchill
#lockdown2020
#stayinside
#stayhomesavelives
#pandemic

We have many shared experiences immortalized in various mediums. Our group art exhibition goes lives on the 10th. Watch ...
08/02/2020

We have many shared experiences immortalized in various mediums.

Our group art exhibition goes lives on the 10th. Watch for the link here and on Facebook (@Beapiece).
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#artist
#draw
#artoftheday
#artworks
#artistoninstagram
#artistininstagram
#paint
#artdaily
#drawingart
#art🎨
#artistsonfacebook
#art_perspective
#sktech
#inspriation
#inpiration
#dailyinspiration
#motivationalquotes
#inspirationalquotes
#inspirations
#instainspiration
#dailymotivation
#inspiring
#insporation
#collectivememory

Art by Oto (@otoabasiart)....Been doing a little character design and Im working on villians and wanted to share one wit...
07/30/2020

Art by Oto (@otoabasiart).
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Been doing a little character design and Im working on villians and wanted to share one with yall!
Meet Chauncey 😂

Don’t forget to follow Nikki (@lolalapoeta) for poetry, musings and more......I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ve be...
07/27/2020

Don’t forget to follow Nikki (@lolalapoeta) for poetry, musings and more...
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I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’ve been feeling real existential lately. I can’t help but always see the bigger picture: where we come from, what we are, who we want to be.
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And who we are is much more than identity or what we identify with, or as. We are so much more than who or what we say we are. Some of us express that with our gender expression, our s*xualities, our spiritualities, our ways of loving others romantically, platonically, or familial(ly). When we ascribe identity, there’s so much pressure to conform to those standards and people check us when we don’t conform to their expectations. I’ve seen that when people reject these identity boxes - they allow themselves to fully be themselves. Cause we all really don’t know who we are, we just know who we want to be. While trying to be in a constant state of “are”, we forget to “be” and end up short.
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That’s all I have for now. Thanks for tuning in! ✨❤️🍃✨
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#spirituality #identity #poetry

It's been so long since we've had an art show! We miss them and our workshops. We miss seeing all of your faces in perso...
07/25/2020

It's been so long since we've had an art show! We miss them and our workshops. We miss seeing all of your faces in person most of all.

We are trying something different this time around, that you can enjoy anywhere as long as you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone handy.

A virtual interactive gallery will go live on the 10th (the link will be shared in our bio) showcasing a few of our alumni and member artists. We hope it brings a bit of inspiration during our collective isolation.
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#virtualartshow
#groupartexhibition
#artshow
#artsteps
#fineart
#modernart
#contemporaryart
#digitalartists
#creativeminds
#isolationinspiration
#quarantineart
#isolationart
#art
#figurativeart
#painting
#artistsofinstagram
#artstagram

07/16/2020

Something new from Lyndraice 🎶

Keep an eye out for this film 👁…........................................................Congratulations, Fei! LET’S 💅🏼 T...
07/07/2020

Keep an eye out for this film 👁
…........................................................Congratulations, Fei!
LET’S 💅🏼 TALK 👏🏼 ABOUT 💅🏼 ACTUAL 👏🏼 F**KEN 💅🏼 REPRESENTATION 👏🏼

Story written by Filipinx single mother and actor, REAL trans non-binary immigrant (MYSELF) stars this film along with my bff, my mentor, my bihhh @ariannabasco__, with @rosariodawson playing my momaaaa!!! Like what?! This film is about US for US! Short film centers around conflict between Javi and Elsa who together have to tackle being trans in a family of immigrants.

Let me remind y’all (MOVIE AND TV INDUSTRY)

There are ample BLACK INDIGENOUS POC TRANS CHARACTERS ready to play their actual stories in film, ZONT play. We ready world! Stop giving our roles away to cis hetero folks please, thanks!

#feihernandez #transnonbinary #transninbinaryactor #immigrantactor #mexicanactor #queermexicanactor
#transmexicanactor #whydontanyofthesehashtags*xist? #filipinx #latinx

@glimmer_themovie @palmsupacademy @ariannabasco__ @fei.hernandez @rosariodawson

06/21/2020

New Tunes! We invite you to listen to this new project by Guru Grizzly.

I’m at a loss for words because I was so nervous about releasing my first project. I was upset because I missed my initial deadline (my birthday),but that drove me to work harder at it. I know a thousand things I’ll do different for my future releases, but I’m overwhelmingly proud at how my FIRST project came out. I had no clue what to expect and for some reason thought it wouldn’t be live today since I submitted at 4am, but while I was at work I got the notifications. Guru Grizzly “Fresh Out the Den” OUT NOW ON MOST MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS. Sorry Spotify users, we have to wait 5 days together. There’s a link in my bio to save the Spotify album, so it gets added to your account once it’s out. Search my name up in your favorite streaming service, make and Instagram Story and add my beats for the music, or make a TikTok video but shout me out when you do. Better yet, share this s**t. I did a lot of research prior to release because I’ve been on my donating tip and decided that 50% of any proceeds (if any) from the first month will go to @giveabeat. This organization is doing what I had envisioned as a kid. I love that. Help me get those affected by mass incarceration access to programs that teach them to DJ and Make Music just like many of us connected here are doing. Donate to them directly if you’re about true humanity.

Visit @fei.hernandez’s profile + click on link in the bio to participate in the pre-sale of this full-length poetry coll...
06/21/2020

Visit @fei.hernandez’s profile + click on link in the bio to participate in the pre-sale of this full-length poetry collection 📚 .
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Family,

My full-length poetry collection, my first born, after so many years, is finally here. Welcome Hood Criatura into your lives. Born amidst the necessary revolution. Born to give us a new country to live in.
Pre-sales are up! The link is in my bio. Thank you for taking my child in as your own, for holding it.
Published by: @sundresspublications
#feihernandez #hoodcriatura #poetry

Tune in this coming Monday (KLBP.org/listen) for an interview with Thing of Twins 🎼 ...This Monday we have a very specia...
06/20/2020

Tune in this coming Monday (KLBP.org/listen) for an interview with Thing of Twins 🎼
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This Monday we have a very special interview with @thingoftwins from Los Angeles, CA talking about their recent release + music video “Quarantine Party” right here on Music For The People. We would also like to dedicate this episode to all you DREAMERS ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 DACA is here to stay

Tune in this Monday at 8:00pm pacific time on @klbpfm 99.1fm and online at KLBP.org/listen or on the free @tunein app

#thingoftwins #musicforthepeople #piecesarts #punkrock #soul #reggae #ska #punk #longbeach #california #klbp #radio #vinyl #vinyldj #dreamers #daca #blm #dreamers #freedomstreet #staysafe #wearethefuture

Shop designs by Rachael Day (@rachaeldayart) on a variety of items via her official website rachaeldayart.com 💫 ...In an...
06/18/2020

Shop designs by Rachael Day (@rachaeldayart) on a variety of items via her official website rachaeldayart.com 💫 .
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In an effort to fulfill some of the requests I’ve received for a wider variety of designs and products available for purchase I’ve uploaded some pieces to @redbubble. I’ve chosen a handful of designs that have been asked for in the past, and I plan to continue uploading others within the next couple of days. If you’re interested or curious, they are linked in my bio under ‘shop more products’. Thank you for your support and for believing in my artwork! ❤️

Self-portrait by Sally Deng (@sa.deng)....Self-portrait for a feature on @nytimes highlighting the individual stories of...
06/12/2020

Self-portrait by Sally Deng (@sa.deng).
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Self-portrait for a feature on @nytimes highlighting the individual stories of eleven Asian-American artists. So nice to see all the different styles/interpretations. Thank you to @chewblr and @tonydelu###.
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Growing up, I never realized the amount of shame I had internalized about being Chinese. I struggle with it when trying to voice my opinions on social issues because the memories of being called “Chink” and “Chinkinese” still burn in the back of my mind. Then there’s the matter of trying to figure out how to be an Asian-American who stays true to her roots. It’s definitely still a work in progress.
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This is a longer version of what’s online.
“I’m a first generation American born to parents from Guangzhou, China. Like many children of immigrants, I was taught the value of good work ethics by watching my parents toil and overcome endless hardships. Mom and Dad are seen as trustworthy and reliable by their friends—I hope to be viewed as such among my peers. In holding myself to these values, I believe I am celebrating my Asian-American culture and honoring my parents as well."
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#illustration #selfportrait #asianamerican #painting

06/11/2020

We hope you are having a 🎸🎼 week.

🎧: Thing of Twins (@thingoftwins).

Behind the scenes of our recent music video “quarantine party” be sure to check it out if you haven’t already the link is in the profile enjoy and thank you for the support blows my mind
#thingoftwins #qarantine #party #2020 #rock #band #alternative #music #recording #twins #duo #twopieceband #newmusic #newalbum #losangelesband #losangelesbandscene #midcity #losangeles

By Milana Burdette (@mq_burdette). The artist’s book is now available on her website.⬇️Voyeurism featured in :philia, a ...
04/14/2020

By Milana Burdette (@mq_burdette). The artist’s book is now available on her website.
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Voyeurism featured in :philia, a collection of large format photography on paraphilias. Book now available for sale on my website.

Join Lola on Wednesdays ⬇️...................................................................................Yes, I know...
04/09/2020

Join Lola on Wednesdays ⬇️
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Yes, I know I’m a basic B for sticking to my black-n-white text only every other post pattern, but you know what? I dig it. And that’s what matters. .
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The real reason you’re reading this post is because you wanna know more about this “Learning How to Love” thingy (Titles aren’t my strong suit, don’t judge me). LHTL is about a young woman and her many romances. It’s a tell-all so-to-speak about how Lola (fiction to a degree) struggles with a long distance relationship doomed from the start. She has multiple affairs which she justifies with biological psychology (who tf knew you could do that) and really tries hard to understand why people settle down and are monogamous. .
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There’s S*x. Betrayal. Depressive episodes. Intimate Partner Violence. More s*x. Making out. Romance. Sweat. Tears. Blood. Actually, there’s no blood. It’s basically your modern day Chicana-Homegirl-Telenovela without the drama. Okay, yes, there’s drama. .
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Lola shares her story through journal entries, memories & experiences through this web-only series found only on www.lolalapoeta.com. .
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#thanks! #latinawriter #chicanawriter #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #weallgrowlatina #latinablogger #chicanablogger #chicanawrites #latinawrites

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Our current weekly programs include open workshop hours where members can make use of a space and materials to create work. They have the assistance of our founder, Lalo Marquez and a wide array of resources stemming from professional development to gallery showcase opportunities. Assistance in resume writing, interviewing skills as well as the music business are also provided. Visit our website at: www.PIECESarts.org. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/IxqfH

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About PIECES

We support young adults ages 18-25 who are freshly out of high school, did not complete high school, that are in search of ways to continue producing art and learning an art form.

We at PIECES pride ourselves in providing opportunities in the arts to young people during their transition from childhood into adulthood. Many of our members find it nearly impossible to pursue a career or education in the arts or other fields, mostly due to financial stresses. Our members are no longer eligible for free or low cost art programs because of their age and because they often come from under-served communities. We believe that everyone has artistic talents that should be explored and nurtured. We are driven by the power and the opportunities that creativity unlocks and have seen the magical transformations that the arts produce time and time again through our members.

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