On July 10, 2006 Houston’s own designer extraordinaire Kelly Gale Amen brought “art in action” to the kids of the Zina Garrison Academy at Memorial Park. Young people from ages 4 – 17 threw tennis balls dipped in colorful paint at huge canvases to create their own works of art. These pieces will be auctioned off at the Zina Garrison Academy “Service with Love” Gala on October 28th, 2006.
The Zina Garrison Academy offers after-school and summer programs to children ages 4-18 years of age. In addition to offering tennis lessons for beginner players through students desiring to attain college scholarships, the Academy provides academic tutoring, physical fitness conditioning, nutrition instruction and guidance, life skills training, college prep assistance, and opportunities to participate in community service activities. This program is free of charge to any child in the Houston area.
Kelly Gale Amen has been an influential participant in the Houston arts community for decades. His work is displayed at several Houston landmark buildings and parks as well as hundreds of Houston homes. Kelly is a tremendous supporter of the Academy and bring his mantra of “imagination, liveliness and spirit” to our students. Join us for an amazing morning of kids, art, fun and giving back to our wonderful community.
For more information about the Academy, contact Nancy Lerner at 713-787-0388 or Linda Elliott, Executive Director of the Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy at 713-857-3167.