Young Artists at Work is a paid, multidisciplinary arts, activism, and job training after-school program for San Francisco public high school teens.

Monday, October 27, 2008

50 Visionaires who are changing your world

Utne Reader, one of the most politically progressive magazines read in the U.S., named the 50 most influential visionaries in the U.S. and a couple of people from the Bay Area were selected including Favianna Rodriguez whose artwork is starting to draw a lot of national and international attention. Read the article here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

SuperSheroes and Super Pix

YAAW T-Shirt crew at The Big Idea Day

Getting some edumacation from Andres Guerrero from White Walls Gallery
The YAAWers pounding the streets looking for artists.

With Favianna Rodriguez during a studio visit in Berkeley

Scarlett at What's The Big Idea Day

Searching for the next big artist at Shooting Gallery

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So we drove to Tiburon to visit Artist Michael. It was amazing! He did an art piece that day. I really liked how he mixed exercise and art to make this amazing piece of art. I never thought you could mix art with exercise. It was fun!

Field Trip!

I put this picture up cause I like visuals! It feels really boring when I post stuff without some kind of visual.

Anyways, the artist visit in Tiburon was very interesting. I really liked Michaels artwork because it was much different from anything I've seen in a long time. 

It's so interesting how he said that the idea of the wall sit and creating the circle around him came to him as a way to mix exercise with art. 

I have sort of mixed feelings if he should be in our show or not because he explained that what he does is an endurance but the goal he's trying to get to is that he's trying to test his limits.

While the artwork we've been looking at is really about how people endure what they have (like what they were born with or must deal with) to continue their life.

Michael Namkung Studio Visit

Also, I have to mention something important: While I was taking my backpack back from Jaime's car, I accidentally also looped in another smaller bag (that seemed to be attached to my backpack for some reason). However, when I realized that, Jaime and the others already drove off. So. If anyone, I believe it's Jaime's, is missing a camera, I have it and will bring it back on Friday. I'm sorry for the slip up.


Michael and One of His Work Pieces

Michael Doing a Small Demo For Us

Well, this is only half, I think, of the pictures that I took. I am just afraid that my bill on my cell phone would go up since I am sending these from my cell phone to my computer (or rather e-mail address). Again, sorry for that.

All in all, I had a really great time meeting Michael Namkung - he's a rather insightful man (with a very powerful grip when shaking hands). That, and creative, in many aspects of the word.