Pioneer Urban Arts
"Pioneering in Urban Arts."
Our Mission
 To allow under privilege at-risk urban youth to see their true potential.

To bring a sense of community and self-respect threw art.

To guide, empower and inspire urban youth to become leaders.
PUA last mural project. Done summer of 2010 and is located in Julia Rivera's Count On Me Garden in the flats of Holyoke, MA.
Below is was my youth first major project. Also found in Count on Me garden in the Flats of Holyoke MA.
 Done 2008

Foto por Anita Rivera
Julia Rivera presenta al maestro de arte Tyrone Bowie Jr. a la izquierda y a los jovenes del programa.
Published in El Pueblo Latino on Monday, August 18, 2008
PUA Members left to right:
Tyrone Bowie Jr, Eric Gonzalaz, Nathaniel Rodriguez, Josue Rosario
Holyoke Ward Councilor Don Welch, Holyoke's Mayor Elaine Pluta and Mayoral Aid  Nilka Ortiz came to the 2010 mural reveling to show some support for our young urban artist.
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Ward 2 Park
AKA Jim Jackson Basketball Courts / Big Pool

Edible Sitting Area / Mural
The next mural will be painted this spring on the Handball court in Ward 2 Park.

Local artist, youth and Teens are welcome to lend a helping hand call or email Tyrone to sign in.

Next Meeting:
 May 31, 2012

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About two years ago Pioneer Urban Arts and Holyoke Parks & Recreation sat down and came up with the idea to place
 Edible Sitting Area
in our down town parks.

We wanted to not only beautify our parks but to also provide a healthy snack for our park guest.

Our hopes is that by placing edible plants in flower beds that we can help with lowering our country's childhood obesity rate, educate urban youth on healthy life styles, allow youth an healthy alternative to junk food, and to bring a greater sense of community .

Please Click Contacts at the to of this page for more pics and progress the youth are making.

Luis Helps set up Holiday Decor  @
Holyoke City Hall
The PUA members work hard on the Holiday Decor for the 2011 season.