Wednesday Nov 16th, 2016
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has collaborated with Theory on a limited edition t-shirt that will be sold exclusively in the brand’s flagship store in the Miami Design District throughout Miami Art Week/ Art Basel Miami Beach.
The shirt features a painting by YoungArts alumna Marlena Fleck (2016 Winner in Visual Arts) and all proceeds of the t-shirt sales will benefit YoungArts. Theory, a founding corporate partner of YoungArts and supporter of the arts, loved Marlena’s paintings and asked her to recreate one of her pieces using the Theory Fall/Winter 2016 color standards.
Marlena Fleck will also be one of 10 Visual Arts alumni featured in the YoungArts booth (P6) at PULSE Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair. YoungArts will for the first time participate in the fair marketplace with the exhibition “Body + Place,” co-curated by Naomi Fisher (1994 YoungArts Winner in Visual Art) and YoungArts Artistic Programs Coordinator Luisa Munera.
The launch event for the Theory x YoungArts shirt was held at the Theory flagship store on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and featured a live installation with Marlena Fleck.