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Juvenile Justice Mural

Many of the students we work within the Juvenile Justice Program are on house arrest wearing ankle monitors and every step they take recorded.  Many of them were tried as adults as young as 15 years old for things that would have been minor offenses at one time.  Many of them face up to 5 ... Read More

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Many of the students we work within the Juvenile Justice Program are on house arrest wearing ankle monitors and every step they take recorded.  Many of them were tried as adults as young as 15 years old for things that would have been minor offenses at one time.  Many of them face up to 5 years in adult prison when our programs are finished.  This is not only an important activity that the museum is involved in but we also advocate for these students.  Our work is striving to make an impact on the school to prison pipeline that has destroyed the lives of many young adults.  We firmly believe that most of these students could be effectively rehabilitated.

This is the second year the museum has implemented a program within the Juvenile Justice program in Plainview Texas.  Last year the students created over 50 skateboards which were then exhibited at the museum and some of the students choose to auction them off.

This year the museum is doing a mural inside the facility and the teaching artists have spent the last five weeks with the students working on their ideas.  The actual painting on the wall began last week and we are running out of money.  We have two teaching artists who are volunteering their time and knowledge free of charge but we needed to hire two assistants to make sure everyone could get the most of our time there.  Supplies are running a bit higher than we expected as well.  We really need $1500 more to finish the project.

The museum hopes to continue its work this summer with juveniles that are already court involved by working in the community itself, doing murals in the struggling east of downtown warehouse area in Plainview.  We are currently seeking funds for that through some grant writing efforts and any extra funds we raise will go toward that project.  Our entire team is extremely motivated to continue this work.  It is terrifically gratifying and fun as well.

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Juvenile Justice Mural

Kelly Alison, on behalf of

New West Contemporary Art Museum Plainview

Our programs with the Juvenile Justice System change lives. It allows students to define themselves in other ways besides what caused them to be on probation or incarcerated. They learn how to express themselves in a safe environment and gain coping skills to survive.

Kelly Alison

Kelly Alison is an Internationally recognized artist who recently moved to her rural hometown founding the Contemporary Art Museum Plainview. Exhibitions include the Fine Art Museum Houston, Museo de Arte Lima, Shanghai Art Museum, China. Public work includes the Wayfinder Project in Houston.

Plainview,

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    Myeta Pugh

    6 months ago

    Helping youth at risk and moster vulnerable in todays society motivated me to donate for the cause. Our youth today need US to motivate and guide in the right direction to become humanitarians for the future!

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    Alejandra Avila

    May 10,2019

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    Erin Rea

    May 09,2019

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    Martha Terrill

    May 08,2019

    I believe in this project

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    Anonymous

    May 08,2019

    As a former assistant principal at Estacado, I watched lots of kids go down this road. Praying that your program will turn some around!!

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    Israel Guajardo

    May 08,2019

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    Rhonda Erickson

    May 07,2019

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    Anonymous

    May 07,2019

    Happy Birthday. Love you and what you are doing.

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    Anonymous

    May 05,2019

    these youth need all the support they can get

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    Dandee Warhol

    May 05,2019

    Happy to help!

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    Renee Robison

    May 05,2019

    I’m so proud of all you are doing for our hometown.

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    Crystal Owens

    May 04,2019

    Good job Kelly!

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    James W Johnson

    May 04,2019

    Looks like a fine project.

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    Joe Diaz

    May 04,2019

    Thank you for your wonderful work Kelly!

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    Ethel Ramsower

    May 04,2019

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    Kevin Cook

    May 04,2019

    Because you're my friend and I support your worthwhile cause!

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    Joni Skaggs

    May 04,2019

    I believe in you and what you’re doing for Plainview!

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    Christopher Keeble

    May 04,2019

    CAMP RULES

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    Ethel Ramsower

    May 04,2019