YAP Newsletter April 2018


Greetings youth artists and parents

April is upon and it is crunch time to get all of our pieces for our exhibition opening May 4, 2018.

First, I am excited to announce that the Youth Artist program has its very own website! yap.tallerpr.org
Here you can find up to date information on our schedule. Also, I will have documents like field trip slips, applications, and issues of our Teen Zine PLAY at the ready.

We are starting off April with a Comic Book workshop conducted by artists from a new collaboration called Extension/Communication. Through the magic of comic book art, artists Grimaldi Baez and Sheldon Abba will work with our Youth artists to explore what is happening to the Puerto Rican people After the tragedy of Hurricane María and tell their story in comic book form.  We highly encourage all YAP artists to attend these workshops as this is a great opportunity to work with professional artists in the field. This will be really great for a resumé and portfolio for college entrance.
Workshop days April 9 (Mon), April 10 (Tue), & April 16 (Mon).

April 12, 2018, 6 pm – 7:30 PM we are attending the Annual Career Fair at Providence Center (across the street from Taller) at 2557 N. 5th street.
Raffle for PRIZES, eat PIZZA and gain INSIGHT into the pathway of a strong career. Youth Artists are all encouraged to attend.

Monday, April 19 we are having special guests from the Bartol Foundation. Please make the effort to come after school as they are very interested in learning about all of you and see your work and at work in the studio.

I am very excited to start working on our annual Teen Zine PLAY. This is our annual publication where we showcase the artwork, poetry, and articles by YAP artists and interns. All submissions for PLAY 2018  are due April 30.

List of Important Dates…

Extension/Communication Comic Book Workshop
April 9, 10, 16 4pm – 6pm

Career Day Thursday, April 12 6 – 7:30 pm

Bartol Foundation Visit Monday, April 19 normal after school hours.

April 30 all artwork and submissions for PLAY Teen Zine are Due.

Youth Artist Program Portfolio Exhibition Friday, May 4, 2018
Reception and award ceremony Friday, May 18, 2018