PAL Art Exhibition "Our Beloved Community: The DREAM Realized"

The Police Athletic League's annual art exhibition will be held the night of February 19, 2013 at Affirmation Arts. The 10 works on display were conceived of and created by 100 collaborating artists ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade, and encompass a variety of techniques and themes explored by the children at the PAL William J. Duncan Center in Manhattan: drawing, painting, sculpting with found objects, clay & papier-mâché, photography, and collage.

Our Beloved Community: The DREAM Realized aims to examine and celebrate the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other historical figures of the Civil Rights movement in order to honor their work, and to engage [PAL] youth, staff, and center community to unite using affirmative means.

PAL is New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organization that operates head start/day care, after-school, evening teen, summer day camp, youth employment, truancy prevention, juvenile justice and re-entry, city-wide sports, play streets and part-time centers, food service, and adventure learning programs for pre-school kids, children and adolescents ages 3 to 19. In its 95th year of service, PAL is continuing its evolution and remaining a vibrant and vital NYC institution.