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BOSTON -- At their easels in the Fort Point arts district, Demetrius Henry, left, and other young artists work on compositions. This is not just recreational art. These artists are being paid to do work for corporate clients by Artists For Humanity, a non-profit, after-school and summer program for Boston teens. Jason Talbot was one of the founding members of the organization and is now project director. 'This place definitely changed my life,' he says. 'It showed me a world I felt was closed to me.' Andrew Motta, operations director of the program, says because teenage artists work closely with business community clients, 'it changes the way adults perceive teenagers.' (Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff) audio: Artists and student discuss their work. <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
Portraits of the artists
BOSTON -- At their easels in the Fort Point arts district, Demetrius Henry, left, and other young artists work on compositions. This is not just recreational art. These artists are being paid to do work for corporate clients by Artists For Humanity, a non-profit, after-school and summer program for Boston teens. Jason Talbot was one of the founding members of the organization and is now project director. "This place definitely changed my life," he says. "It showed me a world I felt was closed to me." Andrew Motta, operations director of the program, says because teenage artists work closely with business community clients, "it changes the way adults perceive teenagers."

(Photo and Audio by Suzanne Kreiter, Globe Staff)

audio: Artists and student discuss their work.