It was a real pleasure to visit Marwen in Chicago. Marwen educates and inspires under-served young people through the visual arts. Marwen achieves its mission by providing free visual arts classes to under-served Chicago youth in 6 – 12 grades. Marwen also provides free college and career counseling to high school students and their families who are interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts or wish to continue their education beyond high school.
The dynamic leader of Marwen, Antonia Contro, hosted a meeting of several national arts leaders, surrounded by inspiring student art work.