2017 NAAM Youth Curators and mentors
Stay tuned for the 2018 NAAM Youth Curator Program announcement!
2017 Youth Curator Project
Intersections: Finding True North is a creative mural project that will tell stories of Seattle’s Central Area history through collective mapping. Youth Curators are introduced to the rich, historic legacy of the Central Area and then tap into their artistic expression in muraling sessions led by Gage Academy of Arts teaching artist, Aramis Hamer.
- 14- 19 yrs old
- Ten- 2 hour Saturday sessions begin in February 2017
- Earn school service hours
- $250 stipend
- NAAM membership
The project becomes a gallery installation at NAAM.
Application Deadline: December 22, 2016
About NAAM Youth Curators Program
The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics.
Youth Curators gain social skills, learn and understand new concepts and develop artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions and concerns.
For questions about the program, contact:
Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Program Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major support for the 2016 Youth Curator Program provided by KeyBank Foundation.
Exciting news about the 2016 Youth Curator team!
The 2016 Youth Curator exhibition, Artists Studio: Drawing Attention Outside the Lines is headed to the Seattle Art Museum Community Corridor for January, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Youth Curator artists to show and share their beyond NAAM. The Community Corridor at SAM is a venue that celebrates youth creativity in the visual arts.
Bright futures are ahead for the 2016 Youth Curators.
Jazz, Leland, Shea, Maia, Stephanie, Mi, Elan, Caden, Ana and Chloe
Past Youth Curator Projects
Artist Studio: Drawing Attention Outside the Lines
Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque
The Youth Curator Program, Transparent, Translucent and Opaque, is influenced by the botanical art glass and exhibition of Seattle artist, Debora Moore entitled Glass Orchidarium, now on view in the Journey Gallery.
I am transparent at my own pace; an impromptu session with Jourdan Keith.