We are so excited to be a part of Newport News Public School‘s Wake Up and Read! event, put on by the school systems awesome Family Engagement department. The event takes place this Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10am-1pm at Crittenden Middle School. YAV performances will take place in the auditorium throughout the day. Thank you to Newport News Public Schools and the Newport News Fine Arts Commission for making these performances possible. We hope to see you there!
Sarah Osburn Brady & Sheila Arnold: Civil Rights: Finding a Voice
Portsmouth Community Colored Library Museum
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Many of us take our freedoms for granted, forgetting that for far too long many people were denied their basic rights. This oppression continued until one person, and then another, decided that they could no longer let their voices be silent; together they formed the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. We all have a voice. But if you are silent though your cause is just, how can you make a difference? The voices that rose from the Civil Rights Movement help us answer this question.
Thank you to the Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission for making this performance possible.
YAV with funding from the City of Roanoke, is presenting renowned Roanoke-based artist Ann Trinkle in a residency for students at William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Va. The residency will feature Mural Assemblage and Drawing Collaboration. Art students will work with a live model, using both traditional drawing materials and found objects, to create individual images that will then become part of a grid. Each students’ work will be a part of the completed project that will be publicly displayed in the Roanoke community.
Through the use of mundane materials, found and manipulated, Ann Trinkle is interested in creating forms that evoke contemplation beyond the work itself. Her work resists prosaic interpretation and instead functions as physical poetry defined and formed by the viewer’s own experiences. Trinkle received her M.F.A. from VCU and B.A. from Randolph Macon Women’s College. She has exhibited most recently at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Indiana and the Flood Fine Art Center in Asheville, NC.
YAV’s newest program, Mindful Movement, teaches students to live and learn happy through body-minded practices and creativity to boost cognition, coordination and awareness. This program will help students embrace a mindful approach to living and learning by teaching them how to identify when they need meditation or movement based on their environments. The program will cover, Kinespheric Space, Present-moment story, Mandala Art, Back-to-back breathing, and Guided visualization. Local artist Angela Taylor will lead the Mindful Movement workshop. Angela is mother of two and a RYT 200 and RCYT with her Children’s training through the YogaKids program. She studied children’s meditation level 1 and 2 through the Connected Kids Program. Angela is a graduate of the Yoga for the Special Child in order to help facilitate yoga to children with special needs. Her teaching style is playful and relaxing for both children and adults. She is a graduate of Mindful Schools Mindfulness Fundamentals. Angela strives to live in the present moment and enjoying all the benefits life has to offer. Angela has worked with children of ages and abilities to help them develop a healthy, happy life.
Celebrate the Arts is a family fun day filled with performances by Young Audiences of Virginia, arts activities for all ages and other educational entertainment provided by the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Save the Date for Saturday, March 12th!