MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau recently partnered with JWD Enterprises to give 40 Mount Vernon City School District kids an opportunity to see the Harlem Fine Arts Show in New York City.
The students saw one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists from around the world recently at the Harlem Fine Arts Show at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Mount Vernon's Dione Clarke, who serves as CEO of JWD Enterprises, worked 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," representatives said.
Program participants enrolled in various after-school and mentoring programs such as Step Up!, GEMS and Mount Vernon STRONG were able to view the artwork created by former and current professional athletes of the National Football League.
“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," said Mayor Ernest Davis stated. "I am committed to the Arts and have worked with many partners to ensure that art education for our youth is ongoing.”
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