Nuestros Cuentos Art Reception
MSUFCU was proud to partner with Mt. Hope Elementary School, Pattengill Academy, MSU’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and MSU’s Residence College in Arts and Humanities (RCAH) to host the Nuestros Cuentos (“Our Stories”) art exhibit and reception on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Nuestros Cuentos is a collaborative project involving youth from local public schools, former migrant workers, and RCAH students, that documents the stories of Latino public school children using RCAH and CAMP student assisted autobiographies and prints. The collaboration resulted in several pieces of artwork created from their stories, which were compiled into a book that was made available to purchase during the reception.
“It is exciting to support a program that allows local children in our community to work closely with college-aged students. These children are being exposed to experiences that show the opportunity they will have through continuing their education,” commented April Clobes, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of MSUFCU.
Children were excited to share the books they helped to create with their families, some of whom traveled from out of state, to view the art, enjoy light refreshments, and hear from speakers; April Clobes of MSUFCU, Dr. Estrella Torrez, Assistant Professor in RCAH, and students of RCAH and CAMP.
Members and the community can visit the headquarters lobby during normal business hours to view the artwork through the end of May. This artistic collaboration focuses on Lansing and Michigan Latino history and the power of stories about these communities and individuals.
MSU Federal Credit Union was excited to host this celebration and support children of local area public schools by encouraging them to continue their education and overcome barriers within their lives. We are proud to support the arts, cultural education, and to have the privilege of sharing this event with members and our local community.