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Norte Maar brings infusion of culture to young students

The fact students were captivated during Marisela's solo performances on her guitar and Equipe Capoeira Brasileira's demonstrations - which involved bring several students on stage - was something that set very well with him, said Andrew.

"It's critical to give kids a window to see through to another culture that will help feed their imaginations and creativity," he said. "It's important for them to see anything is possible."

The New York City-based Norte Maar has brought several cultural events to the North Country in recent years, primarily in the Rouses Point area where Andrew has a summer home. This summer, in fact, Andrew plans to establish a summer arts camp in Rouses Point for youths through a collaboration between Norte Maar and Rouses Point Elementary School. The camp - which is in the running for a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project - will teach activities including tennis, swimming, chess and ballet, all in the name of providing a well-rounded experience for children.

"The arts are very important in a community - building community awareness and cultivating community spirit," said Andrew. "That's why we do this."

(Editor's Note: Photos from the assembly at Peru Intermediate School may be found on our Web site, www.northcountryman.com.)

The fact students were captivated during Marisela's solo performances on her guitar and Equipe Capoeira Brasileira's demonstrations - which involved bring several students on stage - was something that set very well with him, said Andrew.

"It's critical to give kids a window to see through to another culture that will help feed their imaginations and creativity," he said. "It's important for them to see anything is possible."

The New York City-based Norte Maar has brought several cultural events to the North Country in recent years, primarily in the Rouses Point area where Andrew has a summer home. This summer, in fact, Andrew plans to establish a summer arts camp in Rouses Point for youths through a collaboration between Norte Maar and Rouses Point Elementary School. The camp - which is in the running for a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project - will teach activities including tennis, swimming, chess and ballet, all in the name of providing a well-rounded experience for children. "The arts are very important in a community - building community awareness and cultivating community spirit," said Andrew. "That's why we do this."

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