Boys & Girls Club Kids Celebrate MLK with Massive Art Project

At the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, children celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an art project. contributed photo

At the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, children celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an art project.

The initial background came from a visiting Dominic Terlizzi as part of the Developing Artist Program grant from the Greenwich Alliance for Education.

Once at the Club, the children, under the direction of Michael Manning, used the background to create a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The image is made from individual drawings and some photos that kids pasted onto the surface.

The drawings were mixed in with castings and painting from the initial workshop. After they built up the surface and background, a red outline of King’s portrait was overlaid.

“The image of the kids working says a lot about King’s message, which we are fortunate to see everyday at the club,” Manning said.