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!

05.08.2014 + About our new look!

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Who Designed the Youth Art Exchange Logo?

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