Magazine article published in Fine Magazine's August, 2009 issue.
Healing Therapy Through Art: MONARCH SCHOOL
Originally titled BUTTERFLY ART and written by SZ and JB
Like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, the metamorphosis of the art program at Monarch School has gone from a mere crawl to spreading its wings and taking flight. This important art program for homeless and at-risk kids dates back to 1998, when Chicano Park muralist, painter and activist Mario Torero worked with a group of students from The Monarch School to create a series of murals. Drawing upon the challenges, hopes, dreams and dread of these children, the mural focuses on what it means to be homeless, from the child’s point of view. To this day, these murals greet everyone who enters the school and proudly shows that art is the heart of the school.
The article can be read in its entirety at: http://jbwrites2.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/healing-therapy-through-art-monarch-school/
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