THIS IS MY CITY/ESTA ES MI CIUDAD OPENS NOV 20

Suchitoto student's photoA Photography Exchange with Suchitoto, El Salvador. Show Dates: November 20, 2009 – January 16, 2010. In summer 2009, the AAC formed a partnership with the Centro Arte para la Paz in Suchitoto, El Salvador; CVS/Caremark; and VSA arts, a non-profit based in Washington DC, to present an international exchange project for teenagers. This is my City gave Arlington and Suchitoto students the opportunity to observe their own neighborhoods and--using simple cameras--to record these observations and express points of view. Led by teachers Steven L. Miller (Arlington) and Amber and John Lucero-Criswell (Suchitoto), students explored urban landscapes, studied photography fundamentals, and learned how to capture the sights and faces in their own backyards. The resulting collection of photographs will be on view in the Jenkins Gallery through January 16, 2010. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color, bilingual catalogue. This is my City/Esta es mi Cuidad is generously supported through a grant from VSA arts and "All Kids Can", a program of CVS/Caremark.