Mon 9/8: YoungArts Awareness Day

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Nationwide celebration, with events planned in Miami, New York and Los Angeles

YoungArts Awareness Day is a nationwide, one-day initiative to “keep arts alive,” by celebrating the hundreds of thousands of young artists across the country and encouraging them to pursue a career in the arts. This day also highlights our efforts to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by identifying and supporting the next generation of talented young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts.

YoungArts Awareness Day coincides with National Arts in Education Week, which takes place September 7-13, when the National Education Association celebrates, promotes and showcases the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, college and career ready students.

Help #KeepArtsAlive on social media
Join us in spreading the word to “keep arts alive” on September 8. We are encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part in this very important initiative by creating and sharing their own work, or artistic experiences at museums and concerts, via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and#youngartsawarenessday. For inspiration, a playlist highlighting the work of select YoungArts alumni will launch that day on Spotify.

From 12-3 PM EST, YoungArts Alumnus David Leon (2012, Jazz Saxophone) will be driven around Miami and South Beach in a mini "Art” cooper designed by YoungArts Alumnus Hernan Bas (1996, Photography) and do “Pop-Up” performances along with two hip hop dancers. 
Be sure to look out if you're in the following areas: 
Wynwood – Panther Coffee (2390 NW 2nd Ave)
Design District – Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink (130 NE 40th St)
Midtown Shops (3401 N Miami Ave)
Mary Brickell Village (901 S Miami Ave)
Ocean Drive — Between 5th and Lincoln
Purdy Avenue — Panther Coffee (1875 Purdy Ave)
Lincoln Road & Meridian Avenue
Bass Museum (2100 Collins Av)

Several events will also be held on our campus including:
9:00 AM: Official proclamations by both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County declaring September 8 YoungArts Awareness Day, with a presentation by City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, followed by the unveiling of a mural by local YoungArts Alumnus Lee Pivnick (2014, Visual Arts winner) and Miami-based muralist and visual artist Douglas Hoekzema (“Hox”)

7:00 PM: the premiere screening of the HBO documentary special Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass, followed by a YoungArts Salon and performance with Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and his MasterClass co-stars, YoungArts alumni Brannon Cho (2013, Music), Leah Ferguson (2011, Music),Mariella Haubs (2014, Music), Kevin Hu (2011, Music), Sirena Huang (2012, Music), Anna Litvinenko(2012, Music), Zachary Ostroff (2011, Jazz), Bradley Parrimore (2013, Music) and Kelly Talim (2013, Music. The Salon, sponsored by the by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will be moderated by Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO, Universal Music Classics. Please note this event is sold out.