Rising Stars Shine in Miami

From Jan 7th through Jan 12th, 2008.

Rising Stars Shine in Miami. Miami Arts
On the week of January 7th, the nation’s top 150 young artists will be in Miami as part of 2008 youngARTS Week for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that furthers their artistic development. The annual program of National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), youngARTS Week allows the 17 and 18 year-old artists to participate in master classes, workshops, readings, exhibits and enrichment activities while also giving them the chance to perform in front of renowned artists and arts educators. The program recognizes all art disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, music, jazz, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.

The public can witness this emerging talent firsthand in a series of youngARTS Showcases, which are free. They kick off on January 8th, at 8:00 p.m. for the youngARTS Finalists in Jazz and Voice, held at Ransom Everglades Upper School Auditorium, located at 3575 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. Theater finalists continue the act with spoken and musical performances on January 9th, at 8 p.m., also held on the Ransom campus, followed by dance pieces and short films by the Finalists in Dance and Cinematic Arts on January 10th at 8 p.m.

Visual art lovers can head to The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse on January 11th at 7:30 p.m. for an exhibit for the youngARTS Finalists in Visual Arts and Photography. The week ends on January 12th at 10 a.m. with readings by Finalists in Writing at the Marriott Miami Airport Hotel, located at 1201 NW LeJeune Road in Miami. A Chamber Music performance by the Finalists in Music takes place at 1 p.m. at University of Miami, Gusman Hall at 1314 Miller Drive in Coral Gables.

Concluding 2008 youngARTS Week will be the annual An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala on January 12th at 6 p.m., honoring this year’s finalists and paying homage to architect Frank Gehry, who will receive the eighth annual Arison Award. American Ballet Theatre Executive Director Rachel Moore will receive the third annual NFAA Alumni Award. Following the traditional Gala, the inaugural youngPATRONS Late Night Party will kick off at 10 p.m., featuring jazz singer Grace Weber and pianist Julian Pollack, 2006 youngARTS finalists who recently cut their first CD, as well as celebrity music personality DJ Irie. Both events will be held at SoHo Studios at Wynwood Convention Center located at 2136 NW First Avenue in Miami.

For more information, please call: 305.377.1140

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