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Arts Paper

As the editorially independent arm of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, the Arts Paper seeks to celebrate, explore, and investigate the fine, visual, performing and culinary arts in and around New Haven.

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At Horizons, Art Students Learn To Flip The Script

Alyssa Thomas, a rising freshman at Metropolitan Business Academy, with the artist Aime Mulungula. Mulungula graduated from Hill Regional Career High School in June and is headed to the University of Connecticut in the fall. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Poets, Musicians Sing The Green Into The Weekend

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Outdoor Salsa Gets Westville Dancing In The Streets

Phoenix Clare, Nicole Shannon and Ranea Shannon. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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New Wooster Square Monument Emerges After Vote

Massaro first presented Indicando la via al futuro (Pointing the Way to the Future) in the July 15 meeting. Screenshot from Zoom. 

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How A New Haven Artist Found Her Voice

Marsh in her home, which is also her studio, on a recent Monday. Lucy Gellman Photo. 

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Long Wharf Announces Its Return To The Stage In 2021-2022 Season

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With Arts Pop-Up, Climate Activists Sound The Alarm

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At Davis Street School, Dance Meets Urban Planning

From left to right: Laila Williams, Brandy Cohens, and Zoe Smith. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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What Climate Justice Means To Me

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Tap On Whitney Calls And Responds

Luiza Karnas and Alexis Robbins. Leah Andelsmith Photos and Video. 

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OUTWorks Brings Pride Back To Bridgeport

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"Your Queer Plant Shop" Grows Its New Haven Roots

Your Queer Plant Shop Co-Founders Anika Stewart and Georgina Gross, who are partners in both life and work. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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48 Hour Film Project Prepares To Race The Clock

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Young Refugees Sculpt Their Way Through Summer Learning

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Lower Forms Gets Thrifty On Fountain Street

Julia Rosado Photos. 

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Hartford-Based Drama Hits The Branford Stage

Anthony Brown as Jamal Green and Jhulenty Delossantos as Dougie Cordova in Steve Driffin's Jamal. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Queer And Christian: Children Of God Find The Light

Leah Andelsmith Photo.

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After Pandemic Year, Artists Activate The Green

From left to right: Rafael Ramos, Eddie Padilla, Jose Apache Rivera and Marco Ayuso. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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At Read-In, Students And Symphony LEAP Back Into Books

From left to right: counselor Justin Short, Montre Gilliam, Dorian Francis, Emmanuel Alvarez, Karaj Barton, and NHSO operations director John Leibensperger. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Six Visions Pitched For Wooster Square Memorial

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"Plants And Insects" Invade The Agricultural Experiment Station

The artists Martha Willette Lewis and Marion Belanger. Ivy Fan Photos.

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Intersectional Stargazing: Monica Ong’s "Planetaria"

Detail, Lunar Volvelle. Monica Ong Photo.

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In "Paradise," Snowsa Pens A Love Song To The Hill

Screenshots from video.

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ConnCAT Jazz Brunch Dips Into Music History

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BLOOM Grows A Lifestyle Movement In Westville

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BACA Artists Pop-Up In Downtown Branford

Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance Photos.

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Three Fair Haven Artists Fête Essential Workers

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50 Artists Interpret The Power of DNA

Kate Henderson's Mitochondrial Eve. Olivia Gross Photos. 

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Bailout Gallery Turns Its Eyes To Palestine

Susan Clinard's Lamentation. Susan Clinard for Bailout Gallery Photo.

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Pandemic Plants Propagate A Path To Healing

Saldi (at right) with a customer earlier this year. Lisa Reisman Photo, with permission from the New Haven Independent. 

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"Diary Disks" Head To City Hall

The Disks on the New Haven Green, where they were briefly before heading to City Hall. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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In Year Four, Black And Brown Queer Camp Centers Self-Care

Adrian Huq (in foreground) and Jaeana Bethea. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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As Downtown Reopens, Te Amo Thrives On Temple Street

Sonia Salazar on Temple Street. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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At Air Temple Arts, The Donner Party Takes Flight

Eva Skewes Photos. 

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"Brilliant Boba" Shines A Light On Asian Voices

Photo from the panel. Screenshot via YouTube.

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Tracey Massey's Road To Art

Tracey Massey in her upstairs studio. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Black Lives Matter Awards Its First Two Scholarships

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New Haven Remembers Paul Hammer’s Legacy Of Joy

Chris Randall Photo. 

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At "Civic Space," Public Calls For Federal Aid To Youth

Roberts, at center. Nia Riles-Mathis and Hyclis Williams are on either side of him. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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On World Refugee Day, IRIS Centers Story

Rachel Peet Photos.

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Stetson And ConnCAT Play In Summer In Dixwell

Top: The drum circle, which included lessons for kids and their families. Bottom: Elaine Peters and Eric Rey were among Saturday's performers. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Pardee-Morris Cooking Demo Goes Heavy On The Herbs

Nelson with attendees at Sunday's event. Ivy Fan Photos.

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Climate Activists Paint A Healthier New Haven

Adrian Huq Photos.

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Plaza Murals Grow Downtown's Public Art Footprint

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Legend Drag Show Brings Queer History To The Mainstage

Kiki Lucia, who became the host, historian, storyteller and spiritual support during Sunday's show. Lucia's role as emcee included nine costume changes. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Connecticut Storytellers Offer Glimmers of Hope, Spoons of Power

Cynthia Rojas. Leah Andelsmith Photos.

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Caribbean Heritage Fest Makes A Bright Return To Goffe Street Park

Patty Deroche (at right) and her daughter. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Moving Towards Love: Four Artists Shape The Future

A screenshot from the panel. 

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On Washington Avenue, Hill Murals Spring To Life

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Hillhouse Track Team Looks To Nationals—And Asks New Haven For Help

Photos courtesy of Michele Moore. At left: Coaches Gary Moore Sr., Darrell Brown, and Michele Moore. 

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Arts & Ideas Called Out: "Unwarranted Disrespect, Hostility, & Unprofessionalism" Towards Black Musicians

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What Does Climate Justice Look Like To Me?

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Hair Show Hails The Crown, Honors Sharon Clemons

Jamie Belton at the Hair & Art Show. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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How KC Councilor Drew His Truest Self

The artist on SCSU's campus. Isabel Chenoweth/SCSU Photo. 

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Make Music Day Sings Its Citywide Return

Briana Williams with Clifford Schloss on guitar and Fernanda Franco on keys. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Virtual Juneteenth Keeps The Tradition

Screenshot from ceremony. 

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Love Reigns At Black Gay Pride

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Students Bring Juneteenth To Whalley Avenue

Young artist Dominic Brown with SEJ member Vy Tran. Longtime SEJ member Marquise McCullough is in the background. He graduated from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School last year. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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New Haven Voices Open Arts & Ideas

Kennedy of the Kennedy Administration. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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"Yerba Bruja" Charts A Path To Healing

Images from the film. Yerba Bruja runs through June 25. The show’s production team includes Agosto, set designer and spirit guide Mercury, choreographer and spirit guide Jeanika Browne-Springer, videographer Nivia Easterling, photographer Maza Monteiro Rey, and sound designer Mashario Brown. 

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Mayor Vows N-Word Investigation Will Go Public; Activists Push For More Transparency

ala ochumare, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter New Haven, and Mayor Justin Elicker. Elicker said that NHPS Superintendent Dr. Iline Tracey told him that the district will be making the investigation public by Monday June 21. 

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Two "Five Star" Murals Take Shape In Hill

10-year-old Emanuel Diaz, who came out to paint last Saturday. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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Activists, Parent Advocates Decry Principal's Use Of The N-Word

ESUMS teacher Kirsten Hopes-McFadden (in the blue) and Nijija-Ife Waters at Tuesday's gathering. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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Dixwell Comes Out For "Stetson On The Street"

Olivia Gross Photos.

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51 HSC Grads Make History

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Music Haven Gets Back To Its In-Person Rhythm

Liney Kindler Photos.

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Envisioning Equity: Building An Enjoyable City For All

Top row: John Dankosky, Ian Leung, and Destiny Thomas. Second row: Norman Garrick, Seung Namgoong, ASL Interpreter Anita Benjamin. Bottom: ASL Interpreter Brynn Hickey. Screenshot from the event.

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Co-Op Grads Beat The Rain—And The Pandemic Odds

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As Memorial Garden Opens, Moms Lead Call For Healing

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BRAMS Brings The String Orchestra Back To Life

Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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Laura Wolf Demos Her Way To The Summer

Laura Wolf/Bandcamp Photo. 

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"The Weekly Bulletin" Kicks It Old School

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River Street Arts District Takes Shape

Screenshots from the meeting. 

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Metro Students Probe New Haven's Past, Vision Its Future

Metro High School Senior Derek Bedoya and Teacher Nataliya Braginsky. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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West Rock/West Hills Brings The Music Online

Screenshots via YouTube.

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At Poetic Haven, D. Douglas Centers, Celebrates Black Hair

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Wooster Street Neighbors Welcome Summer With A Clean-Up

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Co-Op Students Get A Glimpse Of Life After High School

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Witness Stones Unearth New Haven's History Of Enslavement

Cold Spring School sixth grader Kymani Chapman. Lucy Gellman Photos.

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NXTHVN Apprentices Grow Their "Roots" In First Show

Chris Gardner Photos. 

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Hill Festival Keeps The Beat Going Online

Manny James and the Soulclectic Experience. Screenshots from YouTube. 

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Poets Breathe New Life Into Vivaldi

The poet Sun Queen, who is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter New Haven and the author of It Happened Within The Sun. Lucy Gellman Photos. 

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Ice The Beef Takes On The Bard

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Tea Montgomery Grows His Fashion Footprint

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In A Year Upturned, Manny James Keeps The Music Coming

James performing at the Hill Neighborhood Festival as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. 

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Children's March Taps Into Civil Rights History

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Kinship As An Indigenous Climate Solution

Clockwise from top: Eriel Deranger, Diana Montano and Kyle Whyte. Screenshot from the event.

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Facing the Community

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At Cross, Drama Club Makes A Bright Return

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Music Haven Senior Sendoff Brings Bach To The Barn

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Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental Keeps The Beat

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A New Haven Barber Comes Home

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Hundreds March In Solidarity With Palestine, Colombia

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How HSC Students Saved The Prom

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Chamber Orchestra Gets Students In The Mix

Wilbur Cross Sophomore Young In Kim performs "Sicilienne" by Maria Theresia von Paradis.

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Seed Exchange, Sunflowers Sprout From Wilson Library

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"Knowledge Boxes" Arrive In Newhallville

The free library box installed at the Learning Corridor in Newhallville. Tupac Shakur's face is painted on box.

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Sorcia Warhol Makes Her Return To New Haven

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New Underpass Mural Brightens State Street Corridor

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Palestine Art Week Starts With A Call For Liberation

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At City Gallery, Seven Black Artists Bridge Past And Present

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Don't Holler At Us

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Poetry In The Garden Centers Healing

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Vaccinate Fair Haven Celebrates A Milestone

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At Artspace, Du Bois' Data Portraits Drive Black History Home

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Loose Leaf Boba Bursts Onto The Scene

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15 Months In, High School Students Navigate A New Normal

Top: Nadia Gaskins, who all her friends call "Navi," and Kelvin Hernandez. Bottom: Janae Hyatt and Clifford White. Contributed Photos. 

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ArtWalk Bounces Back, Better

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Two Black Filmmakers Look Inward

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Central Ave Mural Brings Artwalk To The Streets

Noé Jimenez painting one of the four images that make up the street mural on Central Avenue. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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Co-Op Senior Shines In August Wilson Finals

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City's Cultural Equity Push Goes Public

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Teens Take The Bard To Edgerton Park

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With Ghost Kitchen, Kawit! Brings Filipino Flavors Back To New Haven

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Capoeira Dances Back To Life Outdoors

Daniel Carbajal practicing with Leo Burke. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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Mural With A Message Lands On Prospect Street

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Four Artists Vision Connecticut's "Black Havens"

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SCSU Open Mic Centers Justice, Then Healing

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Baila Con Gusto Dances Into A New Normal

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From Co-Op, A Sound Garden Takes Root

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At Artspace, Dana Karwas Finds The Pulse

A still image of the video provided by Dana Karwas.

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In "Papa's Free Day Party," A Story Of Liberation

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"Art Comes In Every Color Of The Rainbow"

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Trash Barrels Brighten Park's Pandemic Traditions

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Crosswalk Art Blooms In Wooster Square

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Earth Day Celebration Centers Call For Peace

Natalia Katz dance to Panchama by Beautiful Chorus as part of an Earth Day Peace Celebration in front of the Amistad Memorial. Arturo Pineda Photos.

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"Let's Talk" Provides A Peer-To-Peer Framework For Healing

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English Language Learners Brave A Pandemic Year

A screenshot of classwork from Carolina Fernandez's bilingual class. Picture courtesy of Carolina Fernandez.

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City Taps LGBTQ+ Champion For Cultural Affairs Commission

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After Chauvin Verdict, A Pause & Call For Further Justice

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