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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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:
OCT 18 SATURDAY
Parent Night – Photography
@ Rayko Photo Center
428 3rd Street, San Francisco
OCT 20 MONDAY
Parent Night – Percussion @ Leadership High School
Parent Night – Creative Coding @ Gray Area
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
OCT 22 WEDNESDAY
Parent Night – Digital Beatmaking @ SFJazz
EXHIBITIONS + EVENTS
NOV 13 THURSDAY
Photography Special Projects Opening
@ Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative
3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.