Visuals Blog: MassArt Portfolio Reviews

It’s college application season and several youth members are interested in applying to art schools, one of which is Massachusetts College of Art and Design AKA MassArt. Just down the road in Boston, MassArt has a variety of fine arts majors to choose from. Jenn Recinos, an Admissions Officer from the college, visited AS220 Youth…

Media Arts Blog: Stop Motion

Apprentices are hard at work preparing for Showcase. Each of their pieces is a reflection on the topic of mental health, which they have been researching all session. For Paloma and Wku, creating a piece means learning how to make a stop motion animation. To see their final animation, come to Fall Showcase 12/18/19 4:30-7pm…

Fall 2019 Showcase!

Join us for an evening of performing and visual arts as AS220 Youth members show off what they’ve been creating this session! There will be dance, apparel, film, music, sculpture, and more. This event is all ages and open to the public! Fall 2019 Showcase is 12/18/19 4:30-7pm at the AS220 Black Box Theatre.

Visuals & Media Blog: Gallery Field Trip

Apprentices are off and creating on Futureworlds 6! Youth members have chosen to focus on mental health and healing as their topic for the sixth iteration of Futureworlds. Much is still up in the air about the content and form, but Apprentices are already hard at work researching. To do some off-site research, Media Arts…

Installation at Dirt Palace

Check out the installation of the set pieces from Futureworlds: Escape From Jollyworld at the Dirt Palace window. This artist collective generously offered us their window space in Olneyville Square. The youth artists that contributed to the pieces in the installation are: Branson Tucker-Smith, Desmond Andrews, Jahrell Walker-Smith, Javie Hamel, June Santos, Keely Roberts, Lily…

Shepard Fairey of OBEY – mural and talk at Youth

AS220 Youth members got to meet Shepard Fairey, the artist behind OBEY clothing, the Obama “Hope” poster, and more. He shared his story and answered questions from members. Shepard Fairey was in town to paint his 100th mural last week in downtown Providence. The mural is of AS220 Youth’s own Anjel Newmann (current Director of…

Exciting staff changes at AS220 Youth

If you’ve been around the studio this fall, you may have noticed some new faces around. As we begin working on expanded partnerships with Nowell Leadership Academy and RI Training School, it’s opened new staffing opportunities. While we’re sending off a few admired teaching artists to their next adventures, we have a number of promotions…

Member Portrait Gallery and Quotes

Intern Eliza Hicks spent the summer creating these compelling Youth member portraits and doing numerous interviews. The photos were shot in the Youth Media Arts room and we love how they turned out with the colorful lights! Check out these samples from her gallery show that premiered at Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld. Allam “AS220 Youth…