It’s finally here!! The Futureworlds visual album premieres Oct. 7-8

We’re thrilled to announce the premiere of Futureworlds visual album: Amerikkka Better Have My Money! Young people have worked for over a year, through a whole pandemic to bring you a stunning, immersive art experience. Read on for details. Taking place in a 22nd-century history class, “Amerikkka Better Have My Money: The Visual Album” sheds…

Apparel Crew designs for “Black Joy”

Youth in the Apparel crew are working on outfit designs for a transitional shot “Black Joy” for Futureworlds. Each individual youth is participating by creating their own version of clothing that represents the story in the film.  Down below you’ll find some pictures of the youth working in the making. – Trent Lee, Apparel Instructor

Futureworlds Fashion Shoot

Youth-designed fashions are central to the Futureworlds production every year, which often includes a runway show. The fashion show centers womxn and femmes of color and features their custom up-cycled looks. Photos by Allam Mella. Models are Ronnie Strew, Dasani Baker, Asialiah Delgado. Designers are Jose Bryant, Paloma Lombardi-Ortiz, Ruby Lopez, Kego, Ronnie Strew. [All…

“The System” Spring Showcase Performance

Video by Allam Mella. Referencing the prison industrial complex and its impact on BIPOC, “The System” is a song written by youth for Futureworlds. The song was written, recorded and performed by our youth Apprentices (Jay Lew, Alex the Blue, Lex Phoenix, Marley Man). Dance was performed and choreographed by our youth Apprentices (Bernie Harte,…

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…

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…

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…