Young Arts Recap

YoungArts visited the nation’s capital last month to celebrate the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars, including the twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts (who are all YoungArts alumni!), with a performance directed by three-time Grammy Award winner Debbie Allen and an exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Missed the show? The full performance is now available online. Enjoy!
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Do you know a talented young artist? YoungArts is now accepting applications for its 2016 Program. Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, take Master classes with renowned artists, become eligible for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and much more.
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YoungArts Alumni and Master Teachers, left to right: Kerry Washington, Chris Young, and Desmond Richardson
Congratulations to YoungArts alumni Gaby Diaz (2014 Winner in Dance) and Jim Nowakowski (2007 Winner in Dance) who made it into the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance!

Don’t forget to tune in on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX for amazing performances by Gaby, Jim and the other contestants.

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The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea is hosting the National YoungArts Foundation Visual Artists Second Invitational from July 9 to August 15.

YoungArts Alumni in the show include Sequoia Canada (2015 Winner in Photography), Catrina Crawford (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Cole Dininno (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Illya Mousavijad (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Olivia Mulder (2015 Winner in Visual Arts),Conner Olson (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Lauren Posner (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Mika Rosenberg (2014 Winner in Visual Arts), Morgan Strahorn (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), and Willie Williams Jr. (2014 Winner in Visual Arts).

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Morgan Strahorn, “Self, Eighteen” 2014, Linocut, 12 x 12 inches, Edition of 5
Last month, seven YoungArts alumni took the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for a multidisciplinary series of performances. These varied acts—which include jazz, Indian classical dance, modern dance, classical piano, theater, singer-songwriters and a harp quartet—are featured on our blog.
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