Every year up to 150 of the nation’s most talented 17-18 year old artists, spanning nine disciplines, converge in Miami for YoungArts Week. YoungArts is designed to support gifted young artists at a critical juncture in their lives, and encourage their decision to pursue a career in the arts.
Since the age of 14, when Valery Gergiev engaged her to tour Russia with his Kirov orchestra, violinist Sandy Cameron has been delighting audiences worldwide with her impressive palette of virtuosity and utter commitment to once again make classical music FUN.
A few weeks ago, during Spring Break, a group made up of six students and one faculty member from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) made their way to New Orleans. In the couple of months previous we had put all our energy into fundraising for the expenses of the trip. Thanks to a few organizations and individuals, we were able to spend a week there, helping rebuild the community.
In the Studio Live Performance at Baryshnikov Arts Center
Friday, April 15, 2011
7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
*The In the Studio live streaming performance video is available for viewing now.
Out of the Studio Live Performance at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
9:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time
*The Out of the Studio streaming performance video is available for viewing now.
The Ties that Bind us:
How the Art of Jean Shin Discloses Forgotten Worlds
I am Harrison Tyler an artist and YoungArts visual arts alumni from 2010. I have been invited to participate in an exhibition in Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley this summer- where I will be building and shipping two to three pieces. I am working to build a site specific installation to be installed on the Wissahicken River for the duration of the three month show.
Each year, Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus, hosts Arts Advocacy Day. This year’s event on Tuesday, April 5, is the 24th annual celebration of this effort. I am particularly pleased that Kerry Washington, 1994 YoungArts winner in Theater
“Nature has given us extraordinary things,” the West African musician Salif Keita is fond of saying. “It's not over yet. Nothing's decided.”
Every year on April 22, the world comes together to celebrate the sublime beauty of this planet as “Earth Day.” We remind ourselves that day that we are one species amongst many that inhabit this planet and enjoy its vast richness and open possibilities for life.
For our first post on this month’s theme, we have the pleasure to highlight Brett Fletcher, 1996 Winner in Writing/Poetry, currently the managing director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. Brett will be a featured poet in