Kids get boxing clever as photo exhibit begins

November 19, 2012 by  

The Spotlight Gallery at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center is presenting an exhibit titled ‘The Sweet Science’ right up until January 18, 2013. It is be displaying photographs taken by children aged eight or older who are participants in the Department of Parks Recreation and Community Facilities various boxing programs, including the Richmond Cobras, which has spawned quite a few successful boxers. The gallery is open daily Monday through Saturday.

Boxing was first called “the sweet science of bruising” in the early 1800s. It was revived as “the sweet science” in the 1950s. It got that name due to technical aspects of the game. Seeing the game from the point of view of the children who are participating will highlight how important they feel these programs are. Boxing, though a combat sport, is believed by many to teach discipline and promote healthy living.

It is possible that the organizers of the exhibit will be using some of the photographs in advertising campaigns promoting the boxing programs. Richmond printing companies could work with them to develop a flyer that can inform the community about what the program can offer their children. The flyer can then be distributed throughout the city by direct mail or by door-to-door delivery. It can also be posted in various community centers and public libraries.

There was an opening reception to ring the bell for the opening of the exhibition at the Spotlight Gallery on November 16. For more information on The Sweet Science, call 804-646-3674.

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