Thursday, July 28, 2011

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Announces Young Artists at Work Open House Event


The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) is pleased to announce an Open House Event commemorating the near completion of the 2011 Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program. The event is open to media, program sponsors, donors and partners, families of the YAAW apprentices, and the general public .

On Thursday, August 4, from 5 – 7 p.m., the YAAW 2011 worksite will be open for visitors. Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the 2011 YAAW apprentices, view works of art created through the program, and purchase art work created by this year’s student apprentices.

The YAAW worksite is located in the basement of the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts, 620 Grove Place, Toledo, OH 43624 (the gray building next to TMA). Parking is in the student lot, closest to Collingwood Blvd.

To attend the Open House, please RSVP by Wednesday, August 3.
Please call Emily at 419-254-2787, or email

This year’s apprentices are:
Colin Amos (Toledo School for the Arts), Kia Awls (Start High School), Kelly Barfield (Ottawa Hills High School), Karen Becerra (Waite High School), Christopher Bradford II (Summit Academy), Brooke Breckenridge (Perrysburg High School), Michael Burgete (Phoenix Academy), Jason Burgete (Phoenix Academy),Brandi Cabell (Start High School), Chelsie Cree (Bowsher High School), Jenna Daugherty (Rogers High School), Brianna DuBose (Summit Academy), Jerry J. Easter Jr. (Whitmer High School), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Phoenix Academy), Halle Foss (Sylvania Northview High School), La’Marious Harris (Achieve Career Preparatory Academy), Trenton Hertzfield (Perryburg Junior High), Morgan Hilbert (Anthony Wayne High School), Hasaan Hunter (Rogers High School), Caroline Jardine (Cardinal Stritch High School), Modesty Johnson (ECOT), Scott Johnson (Summit Academy), Kareem Jones (Waite High School), Allison Kuhr (Toledo School for the Arts), Vannessia Lawson (Bowsher High School), La' marquitta Long (Achieve Career Preparatory Academy), Tanasio Loudermill (Toledo Early College High School), Joseph Martin (Phoenix Academy), Treva Mathis (Phoenix Academy), Kalisa McCalland (Horizon Science Academy-Toledo), Bryanna McClure (Waite High School), Adriaonna McDuffey (Phoenix Academy), Jacob Menden (Sylvania Southview High School), Ryan Middlebrooks (Whitmer High School), Nadejda Mirochnitchenko (Sylvania Southview High School), My’Kaja Nash (Blessed Sacrament Junior High), Tori Nelson (Start High School), Erica Parker (Start High School), Steven Pedro (Anthony Wayne High School), David Person (Start High School), Nancy Ransom (Maumee Country Day School), Conner Restorick (Sylvania Southview High School), Robert Roberson (Penta Career Center), Salvador Rodriquez (Waite High School), Hannah Skowronek (Bedford Senior High), Marissa Stewart (Bowsher High School), Camille Sturdivant (Notre Dame Academy), Andrew Thomas (Toledo School for the Arts), Simone Tilmon (Horizon Science Academy-Toledo), Katelin Uhinck (Queen of Apostles Junior High), Devante Urbina (Woodward High School), Armand Velez (Summit Academy), Levia Warrick (Start High School), Paris Wells (Waite High School), Molly Wetter (Ladywood High School), Ettel Williams (Waite High School), and Pearline Young (Horizon Science Academy-Toledo).

Since 1994, the Arts Commission has sponsored the award winning YAAW program. This six-week summer employment opportunity enables diverse and at-risk youth to benefit from an intense exposure to the arts. The objective of YAAW is to provide an intensive arts experience that fosters artistic self-expression and a quality work ethic that can impact the youth throughout adulthood. The opportunity provides exposure to the concept of art as a business, as well as the creation of public art for the greater Toledo community.

To learn more about the YAAW program, please visit

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the community, serving Northwest Ohio since 1959.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad there are people who are promoting the arts -- especially in our young people. :)