The arts play a big role in the Mattie Rhodes Center’s ongoing efforts to serve some of Kansas City’s most vulnerable people.
“I think what makes art important is just that it’s another avenue for young people to learn how to communicate,” says Anthony Rea, youth development coordinator for the Mattie Rhodes Center. He sees the arts as a way to develop “soft skills” in children.
The Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Gallery offer a variety programs focused on the arts. Learn more in the attached video, part of “Art Moves Us,” a program developed by Kansas City PBS in partnership with ArtsKC to celebrate the arts in the city we love.
Brad Austin is a video producer for Kansas City PBS.