Young, Black and Gifted is this Friday! Come check out Baltimore Youth Arts and Shan Wallace at Gallery CA!
Peep (and purchase!) some new dope work created by youth artists!
About the show:
Young, Black, and Gifted's purpose is to demonstrate the talent of young black artists in Baltimore. The youth artists of Baltimore Youth Arts want to show Baltimore in a more positive light to address the stigma of youth of color and change the narrative that isn't reflective of their true identity.
SHAN is an award-winning photographer, writer, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore. Merging her journalism degree from Bowie State University with her love for photography, SHAN's work focuses on the experiences, identities and struggles of black life.
Baltimore Youth Arts (BYA) is an artist-educator run, after school program that provides arts and job readiness programming to youth, with a focus on those involved in the juvenile justice system. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities. BYA uses the arts to engage youth with the goal of building long-lasting, mentoring relationships. We believe that the arts are a path towards social, emotional, and educational development.
Thank you to the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and to Family League of Baltimore for their support of BYA programming within the 2016-2017 school year. Without them this event would not have been possible.