The 2013 edition of YoungArts Week, which took place from January 6 – 12, provided 152 young artists from 29 states the opportunity to participate in a week of intense master classes and workshops with distinguished master teachers and mentors such as Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, Rachelle Fleming, Adrian Grenier, Bill T. Jones, Lourdes Lopez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tarell McCraney, Andrew Rannells, Desmond Richardson, Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Marisa Tomei. Finalists shared their talents each evening in free performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings at notable Miami institutions such as The New World Center, Miami Art Museum, and the Adrienne Arsht Center. The closing night An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala opened with amazing performances by some of YoungArts most talented alumni, was followed by dinner, and concluded with the audience, alumni and finalists enjoying dessert and dancing on Flagler Street, with DJ Irie spinning.
Next up on our calendar is YoungArts Los Angeles, a new regional program joining YoungArts’ ongoing programs in Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. which invites approximately 90 YoungArts Winners living in the greater Los Angeles area to participate in YoungArts Los Angeles from February 6 to 11. Like the Finalists enjoyed during YoungArts Week, these young artists will share life changing experiences including master classes and workshops with notable artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. If you are the Lost Angeles area and are interested in attending any performances, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, BOBBY MCFERRIN: A YoungArts MasterClass, is set to premiere on HBO on February 12, 2013. The Special Presentation is the second episode of the second season of the acclaimed Emmy-nominated program, which presents world-class creative artists who share their art and life experiences with small groups of young artists who represent a new generation of American talent. Check your local listings!
We are excited to be able to announce that we have just moved into our new home in Miami, which will serve as YoungArts official headquarters. Having a permanent home will enable us to continue the expansion of YoungArts' programs and activities, including the addition of a new discipline - architecture and design, to our existing nine disciplines of music, dance, film, jazz, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.
We plan for our new campus to have an art gallery; art ehibitions with free admission; and year-round public programs and workshops. We also have plans for the multi-disciplinary arts complex to include the creation of a public park with video projection capabilities and arts programming for the benefit of our community. Our goal is to transform the property, which consists of three buildings and a large plaza, into a thriving arts and cultural center dedicated to nurturing and inspiring talented young artists from around the country. If you happen to live in - or are planning to visit Miami, we hope you will visit us for a tour of our new campus!
And, please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for YoungArts Week 2013: January 6 - 12, 2013.
Thank you to all who support our mission!
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.
Visit youngarts.org for more information.
YoungArts Regional Programs!
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 visit www.youngarts.org.
Stay tuned for post coverage of the event.
Thank you for your continued support!
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