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The YO ART Project/ Charleston Kids with Cameras

A showcase of posters and photographs taken by Charleston's at-risk youths

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What is it? A showcase of posters and photographs taken by Charleston's at-risk youths.

Why see it? Learning to capture the world through a lens gives the children self-esteem and provides insight and discovery of their surroundings. Two adjacent shows, the Palmetto Project and Charleston Kids with Cameras, demonstrate the high caliber of work that children are capable of producing. The YO ART show features 25 works by kids from the Meeting Street Manor and Bayside Housing residences. Kids with Cameras is run by volunteer mentors, many of whom are among the Lowcountry's finest photographers. The show is a fascinating look at Charleston through the eyes of the city's talented young people.

Who should go? Anyone living in or just visiting Charleston will enjoy the perspective of the city provided by these budding artists and photographers.

PICCOLO SPOLETO • Free • On view through June 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily (opens 2 p.m. Sundays at library) • YO ART: Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. • Kids with Cameras: First Federal, 34 Broad St. • (888) 374-2656

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