Kelly Finlaw (BuildaBridge Philadelphia) visit to Northern Ireland

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Kelly Finlaw is a 2006 graduate of Grace College with a degree in Art Education and a 2013 graduate of Eastern University with a masters in Urban Studies. Kelly is an art teacher, artist, sister, daughter, friend, and a lover of people. She lives in NYC, where she walks to work everyday and loves her community, job, and neighborhood. She is also a professional visual artist that frequently paints murals, publishes prints, and doodles incessantly. A registered Artist-on-Call with BuildaBridge, Kelly has completed volunteer projects in Philadelphia (2013), The Dominican Republic (2012 and Bogota, Colombia (2012), Israel (2013 and 2015), Kenya (2014 and 2016), The Netherlands (2017), and Nigeria.

Kelly will be visiting Northern Ireland 21st - 28th July to faciltate workshops. Please email for more information.

BuildaBridge are a Beyond Skin partner through the #ArtsDialogue network.

For almost twenty years, BuildaBridge has been using the transformative power of the arts to provide hope and healing for vulnerable populations around the world. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BuildaBridge International has led programming and training in Haiti, Colombia, the Middle East, the United States and more. BuildaBridge International’s teaching artists facilitate powerful artmaking spaces with a trauma-informed model that provides a safe and nurturing space to strengthen self-efficacy and resilience.

Last year Ami Yares and Janelle Junkin visited Northern Ireland during Refugee Week and Make Music Day. You can read the blog about their visit at this link