Season’s greetings and happy holidays from the Seeds of the League team! We’re proud to introduce you to the launch of our newly expanded website. I’m pleased to tell you that this site was developed by the Seeds staff: Halima Konteh and I, authored posts and pages and Leo Cross and Noelani Renderos provided video and photography and together we collaborated on design. 

Each month we will introduce you to the artists who inspire us–our Seeds—and the people who inspire them. Our inaugural issue features stories about alumni who have blossomed into talented and successful artists, such as Kreg Franco and Maya Carino, the life of Hettie Anderson, an African American artists’ muse who was immortalized on buildings, monuments, and coins, and the City-As-School High School students who are taking classes at The League to fulfill their art credit while exploring their personal desire to become artists. 

Seeds of the League has resources that allow young artists to bloom in their own time. Through partnerships with high schools and organizations, more than 600 scholarships have been provided for study at The League. We especially thank The Kamen Family’s DEKA Foundation for funding that has helped Seeds blossom into the award-winning program it is today. We hope you enjoy and return again next year for the January Issue!

Warmly,
Denise L. Greene
Director of Community Programs
Seeds of the League

The Schomburg Center’s 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

Art by Christopher Wu, High School of Art & Design Alum