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FLY Children's Art Center

Founded in 2009 with the mission to serve local schools and community centers by creating quality art programming, the FLY Children's Art Center is a mobile nonprofit art center. And they're awesome.

I had the pleasure of photographing a student performance at their downtown Ypsilanti location on North Huron Street where, after much planning, the children acted out plays for a large audience.

Beginning in less than a week FLY will be hosting programs like Fun With Theater and Afterschool Open Studio and more.

Beginning May 2 is the Fabulous Contraptions workshop. This is a FREE community event, so if you're looking for fun using art, math and science check it out!



The Future's so Bright

In life I've learned something too good to be true always is, which is exactly why I'm so confused right now. A few months ago while photographing an event for 826 Michigan I was introduced to the head of Eastern Michigan University's Bright Futures, an enrichment center working with students in underserved communities.

A few days later we met at a cafe to discuss what Chin-Azzaro does... and ended up creating a photography class for the students.

Then cameras were bought and the time slot was appropriated. I met supervisors and instructors who were excited about the class and more than willing to help me out as I had never officially taught before. It all came together on what felt like a whim. The best part is everybody wins, especially the students.

Below is some of their amazing work.