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Thursday, June 5, 2008                                                             

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Graphic Artist Phil Yeh Creates Mural Art Project
 with Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club
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WHAT:            Renown Graphic Artist and founder of the Cartoonists Across America Phil Yeh will present a graphic novel workshop and create a mural painting with the members of the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club. 

Sponsored by Brenden Theatres at the Palms through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program.

WHO:              Phil Yeh & the members of the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club

WHEN:            Wednesday, June 11, 2008
                        3:00 p.m. – Graphic Novel Workshop
                        5:30 p.m. – Parent’s Night

                        Thursday, June 12, 2008
                        11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                                    Creation of a mural painting with boys & girls club members
                       
WHERE:          Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club
                        800 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada
             
DETAILS:        The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program will present a graphic novel workshop and parents’ night for the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club.  Graphic Artist Phil Yeh will work with club members the following day and create a one-of-a-kind mural that will be painted on a clubhouse wall. 
                        Yeh is known as the Godfather of the American Graphic Novel and has traveled the world promoting reading and literacy through art.  His slogan is “Building a World of Readers, Artists and Dreamers.”  His core campaign has been focused on giving kids of all ages (1 to 100) the idea that if they engage in some form of creativity – we will naturally become a more thoughtful and literate world. 
                        Phil says: “To really become serious about dealing with the endless social problems that continue to grow on this planet – we need to seriously fund and support all the arts from the visual to the performing.”
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Fine Art Program
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas has teamed with corporate partners including the Brenden Theatre Corporation to significantly expand their fine arts program to reach and impact more of the 21,000 young people served by the organization.  Programs in the Fine Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Boys & Girls Clubs year-round fine arts program encourages artistic expression through classes, special events and fine art exhibitions.
                        Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas serves more that 21,000 youth ages 5-18 in twelve facilities throughout the valley.  Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.  For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at (702) 367-2582 or visit www.bgclv.org.
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