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Oct 3, 2011

A YoungArts Alumni Update

Congratulations to Iliya Mirochnik, 2006 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts, whose mural recently was chosen for the outside wall of the Flomenhaft Gallery, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.

The competition, a collaboration of YoungArts and the Flomenhaft Gallery, was judged by Eleanor Heartney, independent art critic and contributing editor to Art in America magazine, and Eleanor Flomenhaft, owner and director of the Flomenhaft Gallery.

Iliya received a $500 award during a September 15 reception at the gallery, located at 547 W. 27th Street, New York.

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And read his recent YoungArts Alumni Spotlight here!


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Thanks, as always, for your support! 

Aug 19, 2011

College Bound

YoungArts has been following the projects and career trajectories of all our alumni. So where do alumni go after their experience with YoungArts? One word: everywhere. From the Northeast to the Midwest and the South to the West Coast, the 2011 YoungArts alumni are attending a vast array of schools and universities. Find out where!

Jul 29, 2011

U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts


YoungArts marked another spectacular multi-day event last month as winners, teachers, alumni, friends and supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for A Celebration of the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Artworks were on full view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, launched by an opening on June 19. YoungArts winners in Writing and Cinematic Arts followed with live readings and screenings of their work. On Monday evening, June 20, the U.S. Presidential Scholars gave an unforgettable performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

For the occasion, YoungArts received a major boost from PBS, which “live streamed” the performance via the network’s Facebook page. The partnership came as a result of PBS’ commitment to increasing access to the arts. If you missed it, "A Salute to the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars" is now available on Watch the video.

Read more and view performance photographs on the YoungArts Facebook page.

Congratulations to our 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts!

Jul 21, 2011

YoungArts Application - Now Open!

YoungArts Week
YoungArts Week

As the summer begins to wind down, we are just in the middle of our 2012 cycle of YoungArts, the signature national program that recognizes and supports America’s most talented 17-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts.

Are you ready for the next phase in your artistic career? Would you like to increase your college scholarship opportunities? Would you like the chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts? Or do you know someone who does?

If the answer is yes, we invite you to review our application information section online for more details. Registrants must be a senior in high school during the 2011-2012 school year, or for those young artists not enrolled, you must be 17 or 18 years old on December 1.

Thank you for your continued support of YoungArts!

YoungArts Week
YoungArts Week
May 20, 2010

Spring showers bring YoungArts Gold & Silver Winners and U.S. Presidential Scholars

The 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
The 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Thank you for your support of YoungArts! Here is what we have been up to since you last heard from us:

2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts - Washington, D.C. The 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts have been announced! Twenty YoungArts Finalists earned this incredible honor and will travel to Washington, D.C. in June to be honored at a White House sponsored ceremony alongside 121 academic U.S. Presidential Scholars. YoungArts is the sole nominating agency to the U.S. Commission on Presidential Scholars. Students only can receive the designation of Presidential Scholar in the Arts through participation in the YoungArts program. The cinematic artists, photographers, visual artists and writers will exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sunday, June 20 and the dancers, singers, musicians and actors will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, June 21. Being designated as a Presidential Scholar is the highest scholastic honor awarded to graduating high school seniors. Congratulations to the class of 2010! Meet the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts (See photo below).

YoungArts Miami Open Call Event - Miami, FL YoungArts Miami is launched! On Saturday, May 15 we celebrated the kick-off of our newest regional program, YoungArts Miami, with an Open Call event at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The day welcomed high school juniors, their parents, teachers from Miami-Dade schools and other special guests. Everyone enjoyed a performance by amazing YoungArts alumni, as well as a dialogue with YoungArts President & CEO and alumni about what it takes to achieve excellence in the arts, what YoungArts Miami has planned, and what’s in it for you! We enjoyed meeting all the talented young artists from around Miami, who are now part of the YoungArts family!

In the Studio: A Celebration of the YoungArts Gold & Silver Winners - New York, NY YoungArts held its annual In the Studio week in New York City April 17-22. The weeklong program was an artistic residency for 37 talented young artists who were selected as the best of the best from a group of 142 high school senior artists from across the nation who came to Miami in January for YoungArts Week, a five-day intensive training and performance program with world-renowned artists. The week included master classes with world-renowned artists including Gregory Mosher and Melissa Manchester, workshops and performances at the Baryshnikov Arts Center by the YoungArts Dance, Theater, Voice, Classical Music, Jazz and Writing winners, and exhibitions by the Visual Arts, Photography and Cinematic Arts winners at Affirmation Arts gallery.

HBO’s Masterclass Series: Have you been watching Masterclass on HBO? “MASTERCLASS,” the new HBO series, which premiered April 18, presents nine world-class creative artists sharing their arts and their life experience with young people representing the best of a new generation of talent in America. Each edition of MASTERCLASS highlights the importance of mentorship, allowing emerging young artists to meet and work with legends in the fields where they aspire to become legends themselves. Tune in for the following upcoming Masterclass episodes:

Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm: Frank Gehry Sunday, June 13 at 6:30pm: Bill T. Jones Friday, June 18 at 7pm: Michael Tilson Thomas Sunday, June 27 at 6:30pm: Julian Schnabel

Support YoungArts: To support the YoungArts program, please consider making a small contribution at this time. Any donation is greatly appreciated and will go a long way for these emerging artists.

In the Studio - New York City
In the Studio - New York City
In the Studio: YoungArts Gold & Silver Winners
In the Studio: YoungArts Gold & Silver Winners
YoungArts Miami: Open Call
YoungArts Miami: Open Call
YoungArts Miami - A New Regional Program is born!
YoungArts Miami - A New Regional Program is born!


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