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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!

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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. 

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