New Arts Youth Council

The Living Arts New Arts Youth Council is a free program dedicated to exposing high school students to contemporary art discussion and creation. The New Arts Youth Council meets on the last Thursday of each month in the Fall 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Spring, 4:30-6:30 p.m. In the Fall, the New Arts Youth Council meet with various local, regional, and national creative leaders to the develop a plan for the Spring semester, when the students have the opportunity to participate in an in-depth exploration of contemporary artwork creation. Applications for the 2018-2019 school-year will be available in May.

New Arts Youth Council Final Exhibition: Exhale

Sunday, April 29- 5pm-8pm. 

Two performance pieces will occur at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. Refreshments will be served.

Facing one’s fears is a universally human experience. Every day, people of every age and in every culture must work up their courage to face both inner and outer challengesStarting with this awareness of our fears and weaknesses, we can become stronger and more empathetic human beings.

Exhale is comprised of work made by the members of the Youth Arts Council: Gwendolyn Eck, HoneyMae Wilson, Nena Rivera, Tyler Harrison and Zoey Hughes. These high school students consider and share their own fears, exploring them through visual and performative art in an attempt to connect with the world around them. Their works range from an abstract exorcism of uncertainty to specific representations of the anxieties they face through the mediums of painting, multimedia work, installation, audiovisual pieces and performances.

The Youth Arts Council is a subsidiary of Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year’s group met for the 2017-2018 school year, culminating in this show.