In 1972, Nina Simone recorded the song, “To Be Young Gifted and Black,” which is really a celebration of youth and her race.
Well, along that line, a new art exhibit called, Young, Gifted and Restless – celebrates youth in art. It features 6 artists and today we got a look at what is described as a provocative and diverse art display.
Kim Vasquez - Youth Development Officer, ICA
"The exhibits - we have two of them, one of them will open tomorrow night here at the Bliss Center that one is entitles Young, Gifted, Restless and we have a six upcoming professional artists showcasing their exhibit. It is being curated by Gilvano Swasey and their art, I would describe it as very disturbing, provocative, very diverse. Each one of them brings something different and it's worth while coming out to see and then on Monday we will launch the Children and Teenager's portion of the art exhibit on the National Festival of Arts - that's over at the Government House of Culture. Both of these exhibits will run up until July 6th. Both of them are open to the public, you can join us here tomorrow at 7pm for the launch - we will also have some entertainment. One of the artist, Galvez, that is in the exhibit is very multi-talented and will also be showcasing his music as well."
A related show, The National Festival of Arts Children and Youth Art Exhibit reopens on Monday at the Government House of Culture.
Both exhibits will be on display until the 6th of July.