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Creative student mentors to help launch new arts program on Syracuse’s North Side
Kelly Homan Rodoski
In February, the Office of Engagement Programs in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel and the Northside Collaboratory will launch smART-an after-school arts program that will engage middle school students in a variety of artistic pursuits.
Organizers are currently searching for student mentors who can work with the middle school students on four modules-photography and creative writing; sculpture; material arts and printmaking; and assembly required (building things). Students participating in each module will gather once a week for nine weeks, from Feb. 9-April 16, from 3-5:30 p.m. at Our Northside Community Gallery, 745 N. Salina St.
Students’ work will be showcased at the Syracuse University MayFest on April 21. A subsequent exhibition will be held at Our Northside Community Gallery from April 24-May 8.
Those interested in becoming mentors should contact Robbi Farschman, director of the Office of Engagement Programs, at (315) 443-1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Maarten Jacobs, project coordinator of the Northside Collaboratory, at (315) 473- 0952, ext. 308, or email@example.com.