Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
YoungArts New York was once again a week filled with inspiration and enthusiasm thanks to the 2017 Winners as well as the accomplished master teachers who dedicated their time and ideas to creating workshops, seminars and master classes.
Artists, parents, supporters and art enthusiasts gathered at Sotheby’s on Friday evening to celebrate the Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition opening, curated by YoungArts Exhibitions Manager Luisa Munera.
On Saturday evening, we packed the house for the Voice, Dance, Theater and Jazz Performance, directed by YoungArts alumnus and Grammy Award-nominee Michael McElroy and acclaimed saxophonist Adam Larson at Baryshnikov Arts Center. The multidisciplinary performance inspired by the city of New York took the audience on an exciting journey through familiar scenes on a subway platform or in a Harlem jazz club, and across artistic genres that culminated in a powerful rendition of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Directed by YoungArts alumna and acclaimed pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe and award-winning journalist and author Joan Morgan, the Classical Music Performance and Writers’ Readings on Sunday moved the audience to tears of joy, as musicians and writers left their hearts on stage and poured emotion into their awe-inspiring performances.
Dance Winner Swathi Jaisankar poses while performing at Bayshnikov Arts Center. Photo by Em Watson.
An interdisplinary ensemble performance at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Photo by Jordan Tiberio.
Classical Music Winner Baron Cao plays the piano. Photo by Jordan Tiberio.
Writing WInner Mariceli Wu takes a breath while reading her piece. Photo by Jodan Tiberio.
Photography Winner Amanata Adams poses in front of her work in Sothebys for the exhibition opening. Photo by Jordan Tiberio.
Visual Arts Winner Logan Larsen and his work at the exhibition opening. Photo by Jordan Tiberio.
Visual Arts Winners explore Dustin Yellin's studio during a master class. Photo by Jordan Tiberio.