Carnival, Carnivale, Kanaval, Mardi Gras, Fastelavn, Vastenavond and Apokriés! Around the globe, midwinter is a time for costumed celebrations in the streets. While Carnival was traditionally associated with the Catholic observance of Lent, in many world cultures today, the celebration has become more a way to break up the winter with a week (or more!) of color, costume, music and dance.
Laurel Dell and Short School students worked with Mentor Artist Gabrielle Gamboa this year to create original costume pieces–headdresses, capes and masks–based on nature and the traditions of Carnival/Kanaval in the Carribbean. These creations will be exhibited with photos and objects from Carnival celebrations around the world. Learn how cultural influences have blended to create unique festival traditions.
Laurel Dell and Short students are now working with Haitian music and dance artist Djenane St. Juste–their costumes will be returned to them in the Spring for a grand parade at their Fiesta del Sol this Spring!
YIA Gallery is open and free to the public 10-4, Monday-Friday. Hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
FREE school group visits are available. Read about YIA Gallery programs here for more information.
Stop from 5-8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day as part of 2nd Fridays Art Walk Downtown. The Art Walk theme is REDception–wear red and enjoy a downtown gallery walk with your Valentine! If you’re a late shopper, beautiful jewelry, cards and other sweet gifts are also for sale in the Youth in Arts store all day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.