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`Til Dawn Alums Get a Little Crazy

Drew Gasparini, Kasie Gasparini and Keith White

Drew Gasparini, Kasie Gasparini and Keith White

`Til Dawn alum Drew Gasparini is in town from NY to reprise his original musical, Crazy, Just Like Me, in the Bay Area at The Playhouse in San Anselmo, June 25-28.

In addition to Drew, the cast features Kasie Gasparini and Keith White, both `Til Dawn alums.

Two graduating `Til Dawn seniors, Juliana Schwartz and Haley Keegan, will paint a square in honor of the show at the 2009 Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival on June 13-14. Meanwhile, Juliana and Haley are preparing for their own performance in `Til Dawn’s annual “Sprang Thang” concert on May 30th. So many chances to check out these talented young artists at work–you’d be crazy to miss them!

Streetpainting on YouTube

Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival artist Cuong Nguyen talks with about his inspiration for his 2008 Italian Street Painting Festival design, featured in this year’s 2009 poster and brochure. Check out more streetpainting and YIA videos via the Youth in Arts YouTube channel.

Art and Music Night at Our Lady of Loretto

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

On Wednesday, May 20, the families of Our Lady of Loretto school celebrated the art and music of their students. The evening began with musical performances from every grade: K-8. The rousing hour included favorite songs through the ages, and several recorder performances. The musical program began and ended with enchanting hand chime music by the 7th and 6th graders.

The audience was then invited next door to view the impressive art exhibition which included a work by every student in the school. The Hall was soon packed to the rafters with families admiring their children’s artwork. Youth in Arts Mentor Artist Mark Edwards was on hand to greet his students and their families. Mark worked with every student in grades one through eight, on a variety of projects. Works included learning ways of seeing shapes in a larger whole to paint the Mona Lisa. Students experimented Read more…

Squares Still Available for 2009 Festival

Artist: C. Hoog, Photo: M. Collins

Artist: C. Hoog, Photo: M. Collins

If you’re interested in creating a painting at the Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival, June 13-14 in San Rafael, or in having your name or message featured on one of our squares, we still have space available!

Visit our square sponsorship page


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We hope to see you there!

Artist Call for New Media, Theatre & Music

Youth in Arts offers an open call to local artist educators in new media, theatre & music.  Must have experience working in schools.  Especially seeking artists with disabilities, artists of color and/or multilingual.

Submitted materials will be reviewed by 
Program Directors and kept on file.  Artists may be called in for interview/audition. Read more…

Field Trips to the ICB

Students in the Twilight After-school program have recently taken field-trips to the ICB Artist Studios across Bridgeway. These trips wouldn’t be possible without the coordination and help from Artist Aiko Morioka. To view Morioka’s work see her website: second grader learns how to weave in Emily Dvorin‘s studio.

The work of Deborah Bertola, which the second graders enjoyed.

Second graders in the studio of Katy Kuhn, where they got a chance to do some drawing and collage.
Fourth and fifth grade students learn how to weave with the help of Master Weaver, Alex Friedman.
Josh gets inspired by the work of Carol Jacobsen. In Carol’s studio students learned about the color wheel and participated in a color theory activity. To see more of Carol’s work see her website:

`Til Dawn Auditions: May 26, 2009

Auditions are at The MYC in San Rafael at 5:30. For more information see the `Til Dawn Calendar