Art for Progress is providing arts education to underfunded schools serving at-risk youth in New York City. Numerous studies have shown that arts education can improve children’s mental health and lower high school dropout rates resulting in better educational outcomes in the future. By partnering with underfunded schools to provide art teachers, create arts education programming, and secure the necessary operating funds, we are giving at-risk youth the opportunity to benefit from the advantages of having an arts education and, in turn, helping to create more equitable mental health and educational outcomes for underserved youth.

AFP - “Mixed Greens” Debuts Saturday Night at The Paper Box

Article Date: July 21th, August18th, September 15th, 2012

Saturdays late press and artist information.

Morning Fuzz: In 2011, the Brooklyn-based band released their second EP titled, “Shadows in the Rearview” to rave reviews.  They recently performed at Spike Hill and have some dates coming up next month in the Midwest.

Thunda Vida: With four original albums released since the band formed in 2006, Thunda Vida has been bringing roots reggae to the masses across NYC for over 5 years.

Mariami: She’s been featured by Indie Music Universe and recognized by Skope Magazine as an “Artist to Watch.”  The Georgian-born soul, R&B, and jazz artist Mariami immigrated to NYC with her family when she was 7 years old.

Caridad Sola: The Cuban-American multi-media visual artist has performed at several AFP events over the past year including Fountain Art Fair, Miami and New York as well as the “Brooklyn Beat Festival” in June.  Although you never quite know what to expect, Caridad always leaves you wanting more.

Sindy Butz:  Sindy is a Berlin-based visual and performance artist currently residing in New York City. Sindy likes to create discourse between fashion, science, and technology in her conceptual work.

Cat Del Buono: The daughter of Italian immigrants, Cat is a video installation artist whose work focuses on how society defines beauty. She incorporates performance, interactive video, and humor as a way to engage her viewers.

Andy Slate: Andy is a highly praised DJ/Producer currently residing in Miami Beach, Florida. His recent production work on labels such as Soulmate, K: Lender Ger, and Roasted Records has been getting massive support from the likes of Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, and Laurent Garnier.

Gatto: AFP’s Founder & Director is also a DJ in the NYC underground dance music scene. He spins a regular monthly gig on Montreal’s Techno. fm and is currently honing his production skills. Frank is the resident DJ for the “Mixed Greens” events and promises to bring in top talent each month.


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