By Joshua, Grade 10
On February 10th, my friends and I from ARISE, our coed leadership program at SAYA, saw an interesting art exhibit. We went to the Sean Kelly Gallery and met with the artist Frank Thiel. He has an exhibit called  Quince up at the gallery. We heard about where he grew up and the reason why he chose to photograph Quinceañeras in Cuba. We had the opportunity to question the different environments of the photograph that were taken. We observed that he liked different structures around the girls' neighborhood. It was a very empowering trip as we learned about the places that these girls lived in and brought a new perspective to the Latin tradition of moving into adulthood.