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10.08.2014 October News + Happenings

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a few of our Youth Advisory Board Members

Now that the Fall session is underway, we’re excited to welcome our new Youth Advisory Board!  YAX Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Members help plan events, attend faculty meetings to give input on classes and programming, and interview potential staff and faculty embers (and receive a stipend). Fall YAX YAB Members are:

Yma Airaghi, YAX Young Printmaker

Elliott Bullord, YAX Young Creative Coder

Ahkin Carrasco, YAX Young Musician

Milos Comito-Stellar, YAX Young Architect

Alex Esquivel, YAX Young Architect alum

Simran Kumar, YAX Young Creative Coder alum

Juliana Mak, YAX Young Fashion Designer
Jalen Richardson, YAX Young Creative Coder alum
Daniel Sanchez, YAX Young Musician

Read more below to see what YAX YAB and other YAX young artists are up to including the San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, Parent Nights, Exhibitions + Events, and a new monthly installment of “YAX at a Glance” – interviews with YAX community members by YAX YAB.



YOUTH ARTS SUMMIT  –  Saturday, December 6, 1:00-5:00PM @ SOMArts

The Fourth Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, hosted by Youth Art Exchange, is a citywide collaboration featuring work from YAX young artists and other young artists across the Bay Area. The Summit brings together young artists, educators, arts organizations and arts colleges for a day of visual exhibitions, interactive installations, art activities, and a performance battle. The Summit is free and open to all ages.

YAX HAPPY HOUR
Friday, December 5, 5:00-7:00PM @ SOMArts
We invite parents, artists, educators + alumni to get a sneak peak at the Summit and celebrate with us on Friday night!

CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Youth Arts Summit, please contact Director of Programs, Raffaella Falchi at raffaella@youthartexchange.org.
Previous Summit organizations have included YBCA, Children’s Creativity Museum, YouthSpeaks, First Exposures, Marsh Youth Theater, SF Public Library, and many many more.

CALL FOR PERFORMANCE BATTLE CONTESTANTS!
Whether you’re performing solo or have a group you want to take the the stage, sign up for the Summit’s performance battle for a chance to do your thing in front of an audience, get some Summit swag, and win cash prizes! The Performance Battle is open to all Bay Area high school students. Contact Alysha to sign up at alysha@youthartexchange.org

SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP
The Summit represents our city’s next generation of artists, designers, musicians, dancers, and creative thinkers. Our reach is stretched far and wide through our network of collaborating organizations. If you’re interested in being a part of the Summit as a sponsor, contact Director of Development, Amy Díaz-Infante at amy@youthartexchange.org

YAX young artists can be found at exhibitions and performances across the city. Now, you can also see what YAX young artists are creating in our very own on site gallery! Stop by anytime to check out what’s up at Gallery X!

Currently showing:
Mission Shift: Invasion or Adaptation
, a black and white photography exhibit exploring the changing Mission neighborhood

Punchline Exchange, a funny collection of prints inspired by our favorite punchlines

Last Saturday we moved our regular YAX party to Ocean Beach for sun, sand and super soakers. We played volleyball and soccer, got some tans, and saved room after hot dogs and burgers to celebrate our September and October birthdays. Check out photos from our Community Day party on our facebook page!
We have a lot more planned this session for the whole YAX community. Check out dates below for Parent Nights (a chance for parents and siblings to see classes in action) and exhibitions and events from our young artists:

PARENT NIGHTS

OCT 18 SATURDAY
Parent Night – Photography
@ Rayko Photo Center
428 3rd Street, San Francisco
5PM

OCT 20 MONDAY
Parent Night – Percussion @ Leadership High School
Parent Night – Creative Coding @ Gray Area
5PM

OCT 21 TUESDAY
Parent Night – Fashion Design @ Youth Art Exchange
Parent Night – Architecture + Public Art @ Youth Art Exchange
Parent Night – Printmaking @ Mission Cultural Center, Mission Grafica
5PM

OCT 22 WEDNESDAY
Parent Night – Digital Beatmaking @ SFJazz
5PM

EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS

NOV 13 THURSDAY
Photography Special Projects Opening
Mission Shift
@ Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative
3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
6-8PM

DEC 06 SATURDAY
YOUTH ARTS SUMMIT
@ SOMArts Cultural Center

1:00 – 5:00 PM


Gwyneth Lor, YAX Young Architect; photo by Juliana Mak

Who is Youth Art Exchange? Youth Advisory Board Member, Juliana Mak, is finding out. This month she caught a new YAX young artist in Architecture, Gwyneth Lor.
JM: What school do you go to?

GL: I go to the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

JM: And what grade are you in?

GL: I am a sophomore.

 

JM: Awesome! So, how did you find out about Youth Art Exchange?

GL: Well, I was talking to my advisor when Alysha came and gave us these papers.

 

JM: What class are you taking?

GL: I’m taking Architecture.

 

JM: What’s one interesting thing you’ve learned from that class so far?

GL: I learned different ways to look closer at a structure.

 

JM: That’s great! What’s one interesting thing about you personally?

GL: Ah… I just moved here a month ago.

 

JM: Oooo, from where?

GL: From Hong Kong.

 

JM: So, what’s one thing that’s very different between Hong Kong and America?

GL: The weather.

JM: The weather? So is that a good thing or a bad thing?
GL: Ah- it’s a good thing… ‘cause it’s pretty humid in Hong Kong.

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09.10.2014 September News and more


Vivie Pan, YAX young fashion designer

Fall is here and there is still time to sign up for free arts programming at Youth Art Exchange; but classes have already started, so don’t wait! You can see our Fall line up and enroll at youthartexchange.org. Questions about enrollment? Contact Alysha English, Program Associate at alysha@youthartexchange.org

FALL 2014 IMPORTANT DATES

09/08 MONDAY
Orientation for ALL Classes
@ Youth Art Exchange
4:00-6:00PM

09/08 MONDAY – 09/11 THURSDAY
First week of Fall Classes

10/04 SATURDAY
Community Day

10/18 SATURDAY
Parent Night – Photography
@ Rayko Photo Center
428 3rd Street, San Francisco
5PM

10/20 MONDAY
Parent Night – Percussion @ Leadership High School
Parent Night – Creative Coding @ Gray Area
5PM

10/21 TUESDAY
Parent Night – Fashion Design @ Youth Art Exchange
Parent Night – Architecture + Public Art @ Youth Art Exchange
Parent Night – Printmaking @ Mission Cultural Center, Mission Grafica
5PM

10/22 WEDNESDAY
Parent Night – Digital Beatmaking @ SFJazz
5PM

12/06 SATURDAY
YOUTH ARTS SUMMIT
@ SOMArts Cultural Center

1:00 – 5:00 PM

CALL FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Youth Arts Summit, please attend our first planning meeting on at Youth Art Exchange on Tuesday, September 23, 1:00-2:30PM.

Previous Summit organizations have included YBCA, Children’s Creativity Museum, YouthSpeaks, First Exposures, Marsh Youth Theater, SF Public Library, and many many more. For more information, contact Program Director Raffaella Falchi at raffaella@youthartexchange.org.

12/06 YOUTH ARTS SUMMIT Sat, 1:00-5:00PM @ SOMArts
The Fourth Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit, hosted by Youth Art Exchange, is a final exhibition of Fall 2014 YAX arts classes and a citywide collaboration with other arts organizations showcasing work from young artists across the Bay Area in a professional venue.

12/05 YAX HAPPY HOUR Friday, 4:00-6:00PM @SOMArts
We invite parents, artists, educators + alumni to get a sneak peak at the Summit and celebrate with us on Friday night.

07.03.2014 July Newsletter!


photo by Scott Chernis

We’re already half way through our month-long summer arts internships for public high school students in San Francisco. This summer fifty talented youth, of all experience levels, have been meeting everyday to work in their discipline of Architecture, Black & White Photography, Printmaking or Traditional Percussion. Through their internship, these young artists have been exploring themes of gentrification, community identity and public space. Their upcoming performances, exhibitions and installations are not to be missed!

07/03 THURSDAY
Afro Haitian “Beats on the Corner” Percussion Performance
Lead Artist:  Alfie Macias / Guest Artist: Daniel Brevil
3:30 @ 24th St BART
4:30 @ Galera de la Raza

07/10 THURSDAY
Excelsior Community Day*
Architecture, Printmaking & Music Interns
Food Trucks, Installations, Excelsior Poster Campaign
12:00-3:00PM @ Persia Triangle,
intersection of Mission Street, Ocean Avenue + Geneva Avenue.

07/11 FRIDAY
Afro Cuban Popular “Beats on the Corner” Percussion Performance
Lead Artist:  Alfie Macias / Guest Artist: Carlos Caro
3:30 @ 24th St BART
4:30 @ Galera de la Raza

07/18 FRIDAY
“Deconstructing Gentrification through Photography”
Opening Reception
4:00-7:00 @ Incline Gallery
766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
*Exhibit open until 08/01/2014*

Find out more about our Summer Art Internship Program here. 
The 2014 Summer Art Internship Program is supported in part by DCYF, Youth Funding Youth Ideas, Youth Leadership Institute, Excelsior Community Action Grant, GGS, Koshland, SFJAZZ, SFPUC and SFAC.


07/10 THURSDAY, 12:00-3:00PM
*Come out next Thursday for Excelsior Community Day when our youth will be activating the Persia Triangle, at the intersection of Mission, Ocean + Geneva.
Youth Art Exchange Architects will set the stage with custom public seating, activity space and food trucks to transform the Persia Triangle. Youth Art ExchangePrintmakers will present their Portraits of the Excelsior series, a culmination of their print project exploring the Excelsior, its residents and its history. Youth Art ExchangePercussionists will wow us with a mega performance that surveys their month of study in traditional percussion including Bomba y Plena, Afro Brazilian, Afro Haitian and Afro Cuban rhythms. Finally, our Youth Art Exchange Photographers will be there to document it all! Come get your photo taken, enjoy some food, and be a part of Excelsior’s Community Day.


We have a new roster of new and returning classes. This session we’re excited to offer more classes and schedules to provide opportunities for more students. Click here to find out more and enroll!

Questions about enrollment? Contact Alysha English, Program Associate atalysha@youthartexchange.org


If you are a professional artist who loves working with youth, please visit our jobs page to see the Fall 2014 Faculty openings. This session we are looking for lead faculty members in Printmaking, Latin Dance, and Creative Coding as well as a co-teacher for the Architecture + Public Art class. Visit our Jobs page to find out more.


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05.12.2014 Getting in touch!

NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US? 

Don’t worry, we’re still here! Our @outofsite-sf.org emails are still being forwarded, but please update your contact information with our new emails! First Name @youthartexchange.org, for example: reed@youthartexchange.org.

Thanks!