Spring 2021 Update

Happy Spring everyone! While things are mostly continuing to be virtual, here is a full rundown on where we’re at this session: Our Downtown studio is closed to the public and staff are working from home. Some programming, including Apprenticeships, Nowell Academy, and Haus of Glitter events are hybrid virtual-in person. We are hoping to…

Art & Justice Crew at the Printshop

For the last few weeks, our crew of Art & Justice Community Organizers have been working on the art project element of their work. Today we want to highlight some of the work happening at the Industries Printshop! AS220 Youth’s Art and Justice Community Organizers (AJCO) is a paid workforce development program. This spring has…

A Day at Work on the Murals

Follow our new Visual Design Instructor Al on a journey through the evolution of this mural piece for Futureworlds! Lily and Kego created amazing flowers  and patterns for the sides!!  Ronnie created the galaxy clouds and stars  We talked about influential artists such as  Yayoi Kusama and Jean Michel Basquait We added a Sun and…

Thank you United Way

AS220 Youth is pleased to share we are a 2021 Community Impact Fund Grantee! These grants are aimed at building racial equity. The funding focuses on advancing early childhood literacy, creating safe and affordable housing, improving access to workforce development and changing or shifting policies that perpetuate inequality for Rhode Island’s minority communities. You can…

Youth work at the Aborn Gallery

In The Aborn Gallery!Revolution Garden | AS220 Youth VisualsFeaturing work by:RJay Banks, Chase Smith + M3TRO,-Kego, Ruby Lopez, Efrel Solares + Ganghis Kahn,Paloma Lombardi-Ortiz, Allam, & Nadya Sotski To quote Kego, “Someone once told me that I deserve the world, and so, I am creating it.”Revolution Garden centers the growth and expansion of 9 young…

April 2021 Arts Week

Arts Week was full of creative energy! Students had the choice to work on Mural Making, Dance, or Art of Mindfulness (virtual).

Community Tarot Deck & Exhibit

AS220 Youth is excited to share artwork by Youth members who took part in an amazing art fundraiser for AS220: Murmurations Tarot Deck. All images featured here are by Youth members but you can see all the cards (including work from Youth staff and alums) at the link below. From AS220 Communications Director Dave Dvorchak:…

First Look and Listen for Futureworlds Visual Album!

After nearly a year of lockdown, AS220 Youth has started to slowly reopen its doors! This session, youth in the Performing Arts Crew have been able to come in for recording and dance rehearsal sessions a few at a time. Staff have made sure covid guidelines are being followed and that the Delgado Studio and…

Performing Arts Crew welcomes guest artist Christopher Johnson

On 2/11/2021 We had Christopher Johnson join us a Virtual Guest speaker! The Performing Arts Program joined VIsuals & Media to listen to Christopher Johnson speak to the youth about the writing process, being anti-racist as well as talk about the creation of his future play about the Hardscrabble riots in Providence, RI.Youth got to ask…

Investigating Nick Cave with guest artist Dana Helwick

Last week, Visual + Media Arts and Performing Arts joined to meet Dana Helwick from Art21 and The Glitter Goddess Collective. Dana is a visual and performance artist, educator, and coordinator for the Art21 Educators Program.  Our teaching artists have worked with Glitter Goddess and Art21 content over the last couple of years, using contemporary…