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,…

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…

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:…

Art in the face of injustice

The artists of all ages at AS220 have come together to respond to racial injustice in recent weeks. Enjoy the work that artists of AS220 and the greater Providence community have been creating.

Youth Studio Closed Through Spring Session

Following guidance from RIDE and the state, we have made the decision to keep our physical programming closed through the end of the Spring session. Spring session typically runs through the first week of June, followed by a planning period for Summer session. With this in mind, we have our sights on being back in…

NLA Arts Week Photography

Last week was the first ever virtual Arts Week! Nowell Leadership Academy students chose between Photography and Music Production/Songwriting crews to spend their week in. Media Arts Coordinator AM Andrade shared some of his students’ work from home. He acknowledged the challenges of creating the magic of Arts Week remotely, but had a great response…