At the White House today, November 15, First Lady Michelle Obama will present the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards to twelve creative youth development programs from across the nation. One of those groups is Mexic-Arte Museum, being recognized for its “Screen It!” program. “Screen It!” teaches screen printing to students of various ages. Along with the award, the program will receive $10,000.
“It’s such an honor for us. This is a program that we really have poured our heart and soul into,” Olivia Tamzarian, an education coordinator for the museum told Fox 7 Austin. “It’s tied to the Serie Project, which was founded by Sam Coronado, co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, and he passed away a few years ago. So it’s a way for us continuing his legacy of engaging the Latino community.”