Congratulations to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts!
Since 1979 YoungArts has held the distinction of being the sole path to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Of the 141 students named, 20 are acknowledged also for their artistic merit.
This year, we celebrated our 20 Scholars with three major events in Washington, DC. The first was An Exhibition of Works: Artworks, Readings and Cinematic Arts Screenings by the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Visual and Literary Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sunday, June 17 (on view at the museum through July 4). It was followed by A Salute to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars: An Evening of Performances by the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on the evening of Monday, June 18 – where our performing artists interpreted, modified and recreated the work of an American master Aaron Copland.
Over the next two days, our Scholars received a Capitol tour and participated in two programs in collaboration with our long-range partner, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which included a master class given by Damian Woetzel.
Meet the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts!!
Congratulations to the twenty (20) 2012 YoungArts National Winners who have been chosen for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts awards. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented high school senior and is presented on behalf of the President of the United States.
These talented young artists have been selected by a Commission appointed by the White House, based on their academic, civic and artistic achievement.
We are so proud of their hard work and talent, and we look forward to watching them achieve their successful careers in the arts.
YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Participants in the YoungArts program are the only students eligible to receive the designation of Presidential Scholars in the Arts (PSA), based on their artistic and academic achievements. In addition to this once in a lifetime honor, the visual artists, photographers and writers present their work in an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the performing artists perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; truly life changing experiences for any young artist.
These performance opportunities are made possible by the generous contributions of our valued supporters. No donation is too big or small to provide talented artists a platform to showcase their work. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
All YoungArts winners from the South Florida and Greater New York City area were invited to participate in YoungArts Miami and YoungArts New York, respectively. These young artists get to enjoy the rare opportunity to participate in master classes, interdisciplinary workshops and showcase their talents in performance and exhibitions. World-renowned artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edward Villella, Bill T. Jones and James Rosenquist are among this year’s masters. Miami venues included the Colony Theatre, ARTSEEN, and New World Center. New York venues include: Baryshnikov Arts Center and Affirmation Arts.
February 22-26, 2012 - YoungArts Miami. Attach are some photo highlights of the week!
March 8-11, 2012 - YoungArts New York. For more information and tickets, please visitwww.youngarts.org.
Please meet our 597 National 2012 YoungArts Winners, and join us to celebrate the next generation of America’s artists in Miami, Florida at the New World Center, Colony Theatre, Miami Art Museum and the Van Dyke Café. See the full 2012 YoungArts Week schedule, and ticket information here.
We also are excited to announce that select seating to our Saturday, January 14, YoungArts Finale Alumni Performance and Awards Ceremony, honoring Robert Redford, Doug Aitkenand Robert L. Lynch is open to the public! For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here.
If you would like to join us for our annual An Affair of the Arts for Performance and Gala, which includes VIP seating at the Alumni Performance and Award Ceremony, followed by cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing, click here.
We look forward to celebrating and sharing the next generation of artists with you in the New Year!
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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