Fall 2011 Youth Advisory Board
Lead Artists: Southern Exposure's Youth Advisory Board Members; Essence Alexander, Sonya Alexandra, Kelly Hanna, Angela Hernandez, Jonathan Hernando, Paris Malone, Christian Mejia, Arturo Moreno, and Jeremiah Rushing
Lead Teaching Artist: Courtney Johnson
Assistant Teaching Artist: Elizabeth de Leon Travelsight
Artist Intern: Claire Rabkin
SoEx Artists in Education Program Manager: Aimee Shapiro
Community Partners: Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) and the Mayors Youth Education Employment Program (MYEEP)
This fall, the Youth Advisory Board explores ideas around hidden spaces and hidden communities. Through art-making, trip-taking, and collaborative research, YAB participants investigate often-overlooked spaces in and around SoEx. The semester concludes with a site-specific installation conceived of and created by the youth artists. YAB gives young people the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and participate in their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through visual arts. YAB is organized by Southern Exposure’s Artists in Education Program in collaboration with local community-based youth organizations. The program bridges neighborhoods and cultures by pairing local artists with teens.