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Collection of art: Paso Robles youths paint for tolerance

Megan Roberts, 14, left and Kali Sorensen, 13, work on one of six panels of artwork that will be displayed at YMCA space at Centennial Park. About 13 teens worked on the panels.
David Middlecamp
4-28-2010
Megan Roberts, 14, left and Kali Sorensen, 13, work on one of six panels of artwork that will be displayed at YMCA space at Centennial Park. About 13 teens worked on the panels. David Middlecamp 4-28-2010

Local teens Megan Roberts, 14, left and Kali Sorensen, 13, along with about 13 other youths and Paso Robles youth community art leaders painted a mobile art display at Centennial Park on Wednesday to show respect for cultural diversity.

The San Luis Obispo County YMCA after-school program’s No Place for Hate campaign inspired the effort. Similar efforts are taking place in various forms throughout the county.

Teens from the YMCA Teen Extreme after-school program, Club Sol, worked on it in Paso Robles with others in the local art community including the nonprofit art center Studios on the Park. Artist and civil rights historian Henry A. J. Ramos led the teens.

— Tonya Strickland

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