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Youth Fellows 2012

Supporting the Next Generation of Oakland Artists


Engaged: Youth Fellows 2012

April 6 - 14, 2012

Artists' Reception: Friday, April 6, 6-8pm

ENGAGED features artwork by sixty young artists participating in the Youth Fellows initiative. The exhibition showcases new work in a variety of mediums, capturing the diverse voice of Oakland youth.

The beautiful thing about art is that it can never be defined into one definition; everyone has their own interpretation of what they call art. Allie C.

The fantasy dreams that I live ever single day with vibrant colors and glittered skies and for me art opens my visions to the public. Art gives me the freedom to express my ideas in new ways, every piece reflecting who I am, what I go through, and what I truly believe. Rosmery M.

Art makes me feel empowered. With art, there are infinite things you can do... With art there are endless possibilities to learn and be challenged. Jessica A.

Youth Fellows Arts Training Intensives serve youth at 5 Oakland high schools: Mandela, Unity, Oakland High, Skyline and Lighthouse Charter School. Additional students participate in the Arts Education Presentations at the same schools.

Artwork Image: Gabriel C., Vintaged Surrealism, Acrylic on canvas, 2012.

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