working on his poster concept at
The Art Institute of WI.
Under the direction and planning of Lead Artist Jon Brown, Interns:
1. Learned about crime and violence issues that face the 53204 neighborhood (where ArtWorks is physically located) through
internet research, advice solicited from a community leader, and personal experience sharing, organized by the Lead Artist.
2. Picked an anti-crime/violence topic from an identified list based on themes
of information that the Interns identify with. The list included elements such
as gangs, guns, drugs, and youth violence.
While adults do a lot of hard work to deter young people from going down the wrong path, we believe messages created by young people, for young people will be much more effective in encouraging positive change.