Always happy to be helping out young artists in the bay area especially in my neighborhood. INFERNO gallery has held tours for local high school students as well as participated in class projects to help kids learn that Art is a career possibility. This year a latino student is going to interview gallery director/artists Barbosa Prince, use his work, and career path to show students in East Oakland that they could have a career in Art.
East Oakland is filled with talented kids that can use the support of local businesses. If you have a thriving business in East Oakland, think about offering up interviews and tours to help kids see that their neighborhood is filled with potential – it’s not all gangs and side shows. Also making an effort to connect with your neighborhood population is crucial to real community building. Here’s a shout out to the teachers at Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy who challenge their students and help them see the future.