Through childrens eyes

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 1, 2006

YORK &8212; If anyone has ever wondered just how a child really does see the world, they will have an opportunity to get a little insight this weekend.

Beginning Sept 2 and running through Oct. 14, the Coleman Center for Arts and Culture in York will have an exhibition entitled &8216;New Outlooks: Images from the Coleman Center&8217;s Youth Photography Class.&8221;

&8220;We are using this as a way for the children to show their work and celebrate what they have done.&8221;

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The exhibition will feature the work of 11 different students who spent one and a half months using a camera to document their daily lives or their surroundings.

A press release issued by the Coleman Center explains that over the course of the class, the children were able to develop their own iconography that monumentalized the characters of their childhood in images of Spongebob, Ice Cue, Spiderman and family pets.

The students range in age from 8-years-old to 14-years-old.

During the opening night of the exhibition on Sept. 2, guests will be treated to an opening reception from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Some of the students will also be on hand during the exhibition running a photography studio inside the gallery. They will be taking digital photos of the event&8217;s attendees for $30. Visitors who choose to be photographed will receive a printed photo and a digital file of the photo.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to fund future youth educational initiatives at the Coleman Center.

Funding for the Coleman Center is made possible

by the Alabama Power Foundation, Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Black Belt Community Foundation, and contributions of supporters from throughout the area. For more information about the exhibition or any other of the Coleman Center&8217;s planned events, contact them at 205-392-2005.