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How Can We Trust If We Can’t Trust Our Own Thoughts?

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Teens Provide Artistic Answers


Casita Maria Gallery Current Exhibition by Ivelisse Santiago, an Artworks Student at Casita Maria. 
Photo by: Andrea Wong

This is the challenge artists from sculptors to singers face as they test out their creativity.  And it’s the focus high school-aged artists participating in Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s Artworks Internship Program faced this summer as they designed an exhibition named under this question at the center's gallery located in the South Bronx. 

Their powerful collection of pieces in this “How Can We Trust if We Can’t Trust Our Own Thoughts?” exhibit are inspired, they say, by unity, social disparity, equality and perspective. 

Those are big words.  And they’re words with which these teens have become familiar. 

Casita Maria, a Catholic Charities affiliate, takes the lead as a vital contributor to the South Bronx renaissance. Originally named the Elizabeth Seton League, Inc. after St. Elizabeth Seton, the first native-born citizen of the U.S. canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, Casita Maria was the first charitable organization to serve the Hispanic Community in New York City.

Their new exhibit offers yet another example of how our affiliate helps turn this once blighted neighborhood into a culturally and artistically vibrant home that prepares its younger generations for success.

While the exhibit’s title seems complicated, Casita Maria’s goals remain simple:  To address poverty and ensure systemic, durable change in this disadvantaged neighborhood.

Through programs and exhibits like “How Can We Trust if We Can’t Trust Our Own Thoughts?,” Casita Maria fulfills its Mission and Core Beliefs of :

To provide high quality arts and culture programming by:

Looking for inspiration?

Visit Casita Maria Gallery, 928 Simpson Street in the South Bronx. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Learn more about Casita Maria online

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