Councilman Valenzuela Brings Art Exhibit to City Hall in Honor of MLK Day

Jan. 15, 2014

Councilman Valenzuela Headshot for News with CaptionCouncilman Daniel T. Valenzuela is hosting the Maryvale Family YMCA’s “Las Artes de Maricopa” exhibit, depicting civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, among others, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The artwork will be on display at City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., through Friday, Jan. 24.

“Our youth in Maryvale are using their talents to honor those who dedicated their lives to civil and human rights issues,” said Councilman Valenzuela. “The city of Phoenix is proud to have their artwork on display at City Hall during a day dedicated to a great leader for positive change.”

Since 2007, the YMCA has offered workforce development programming for youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The Las Artes de Maricopa Program offered an artistic avenue to learning and expression. The program was overseen by artists Martin Moreno and Diana Calderon.

“The YMCA is proud to share the artistic achievements of its staff and youth participants,” said Matt Sandoval, vice president of community initiatives YMCA. “Creative expression changes lives for youth who are overcoming obstacles in life. The promise of their futures is evident in these art displays.”

For more information, contact Councilman Valenzuela’s office at 602-262-7446 or email council.district.5@phoenix.gov, or Facebook.com/danielforphoenix or via Twitter @DTValenzuela.
 

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