The Links support of the arts can be traced to our cultured co-founder Margaret Roselle Hawkins. Her innate artistic talent, discovered at a young age, earned her a four-year scholarship to the Women’s School of Design, later known as the Moore Institute of Art. Her passion for creative expression later led to her appointment as an art teacher, and helped give root to the establishment of The Arts facet in 1964 at the 14th National Assembly.
Throughout the nation today, Links Chapters partner with museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutes and corporations in order to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artists of color. Links are creating and supporting opportunities for educating minority youth in the arts and presenting and supporting performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines.
The GOAL of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity, and elevate our programs through arts integration and effectively create an arts renaissance within our organization and programmatic efforts.
• Peace Mural Program
• EMPRESS Girls work with local artist and National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award Winner Jo Dufo to create an 8′ x 8′ Peace Mural on mural board to be painted and hung at a location to be determined. The Empress Girls will also have an opportunity to create an original art work as well.
• Film, Photography LearnShops
• Engaging in the Creative Process through Art, Film and Photography with local artists Jo Dufo and Michael Rodriguez