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Cynthia Manuszak will be presenting her final thesis project show at Roosevelt School of the Arts on June 21st at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. The show is a drug awareness show teaching the high school age students about the dangers of METH use in their life while offering positive alternatives for their future, reminding them that expression is very important, but how it is vented is what matters...and venting the right direction can make all the difference in the lives of these young students.
The beginning of the event will have a powerful video, a recovering addict as a speaker, with live music by Patrick Contreras who has his own story to share as a local artist that grew up in an area of town riddled with drug abuse, including in his own family. There will be art, film produced by Jonathan Mathis titled, "SILVA" and a few other impacting moments as well. This final thesis show is a collaboration of Manuszak and her professor of FPU; Dr. Ray Winter (her professor). They are excited to kick off The Crystal Show for this art school. Hope the media will attend. This has been endorsed by Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, who nominated Mansuzak for an award that was given at City Hall last Fall. Liz Harrison expressed an interest in this early on as well as Corin Hoggard.
Manuszak sought out The Crystal Show as a way of expression herself, married to a meth addict, she knows the frustration all too well. Watching the devastation it took on her family and those around them, and other families that had similar issues, she knew she had to do something. The Crystal Show was chosen to be her Graduate Thesis Project by her director of Fresno Pacific University, Rebecca McMillen.