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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Press Release – Youth Bureau Sponsors 40 to Harlem Fine Arts Show

Youth Bureau Sponsors 40 to Harlem Fine Arts Show

Mount Vernon NY, February 4, 2014 –The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau partnered with JWD Enterprises to offer 40 youth from the Mount Vernon City Schools District an opportunity to see one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists from around the world. On January 31st the Harlem Fine Arts Show at the Riverside Church in New York City.

Mount Vernon resident Dione Clarke is CEO of JWD Enterprises and a former Mount Vernon Youth Board member who has worked closely with the city’s Youth Bureau to ensure that Mount Vernon’s youth are exposed to distinct artists such as Leroy Campbell, Paul Goodnight, Michael Escoffery, Frank Frazier, Woodrow Nash, Dane Tilghman, Brenda Joysmith, and Glenn Tunstull. Program participants enrolled in various after-school and mentoring programs such as Step Up!, GEMS and Mount Vernon STRONG were able to view art work created by former and current professional athletes of the National Football League.

Mayor Davis stated, “Mount Vernon has a rich history of developing artists. We are thankful to people like Mr. Clarke who encourage our young people to explore the works of national and international artists. I am committed to the Arts and have worked with many partners to ensure that art education for our youth is ongoing.”

“It has been an objective of the Youth Bureau to partner with outside entities who will afford our young people opportunities to view the world through visual and digital art. We are thankful to have residents who come forward with resources to that further assist in our efforts to develop and cultivate the talents of our youth,” stated DaMia Harris.

For further information, please contact Mr. Wayne Woodbury, Community Service Aide at the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at (914) 665-2344.