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Second trio of Mint Artists attend Cass Tech; that’s where similarity ends

© Prince Matthews
© Dawāyna. Banks

These three Mint Artists all attend Cass Technical High School – and yet they got to know each other through Mint.  All three will be in our group tent June 1 and 2 at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

They are:

Dawāyna Banks  draws and works in digital arts, often showing people, in love or in other emotions.  Dawāyna is heading to Michigan State University in the fall, and plans a career as an animator or graphic designer.

Prince Matthews creates appealing abstract paintings using acrylics, alcohol, salt and other tools.  Quiet and hard working,  Prince recently had his work in the professional show All Together Now, and was introduced to the curator by Mint.

De’Shaia Ventour  works magic with duct tape, creating flower pens, accessories – and original art canvases.  Smiling and organized, De’Shaia has an entrepreneurial approach to art, and she recently joined the Mint board of directors.

Read about the first three artists featured in this post. And watch for more posts about the rest of our 13 Mint Learn and Earn artists who will have such a wide variety of work for sale June 1 and 2 at the Palmer Park Art Fair.

© De’Shaia Ventour
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An abstract greeting card, supporting summer jobs

Mint Artists is adding a new greeting card to its collection – its fourth card based on teen art.

This high quality abstract card is based on a painting created by Mint summer worker Tulani Rose Pryor. Tulani was one of four young workers to be employed by Mint in 2016.

Greeting card sales support our youth development and creative careers programs. The cards will be available at all Mint events, starting with the Palmer Park Art Fair May 6 and 7. They also will be available in our online store.