Spring 2019 Exhibition: Belonging photos

Photos from the opening of our Spring 2019 Exhibition: Belonging. Youth Art Exchange spring 2019 students, family, friends, and YAX community gathered at [x]space arts hub on May 3, 2019. Work was showcased by Spring 2019 YAX students of all disciplines: Architecture Firm, Industrial + Product Design, Black + White Photography, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking classes. Students sold their work, there was a live block printing activity, and we celebrated the end of another successful YAX program!

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Summer 2019 recap: ArtBUILD, Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking

On August 1, we celebrated our Summer Exhibition: Growth at [x]space which showcased the work by all our summer intensive students from: ArtBUILD (architecture + fashion design for rising 9th graders), Filmmaking, Music Production, and Printmaking. Below are photos from the exhibition as well as from throughout the summer! Thank you to all our amazing summer youth artists! You can see more from this summer on our Instagram.

Our ArtBUILD students built living walls, thanks Flora Grubb Gardens for donating the plants!

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Congratulations to YAX student Valentin Nguyen!

Valentin Nguyen, a graduating senior now on her way to UCLA, received a $1000 scholarship that the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals provides to one graduating female identifying senior from YAX each year. Valentin also received a Congressional Art Award from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her piece “I am a star?”. Her piece “I Want to Afford to Live” also hung in the San Francisco City Hall’s San Francisco Youth Commission exhibit this spring. This photo of Valentin was taken by one of our photography students and faculty at our pop up portrait studio at [x]space, our arts youth hub. We are so proud of Valentin, who took classes with YAX for years, and are happy to see her work recognized and celebrated! You can see more of Valentin’s work at instagram.com/val.in.teen.

Click to see photos of Valentin and her work!

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