New World School of the Arts, South Florida’s premier arts conservatory located in downtown Miami, presents its annual signature showcase Rising Stars, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance. Presented by the extraordinary students of the NWSA high school and college programs, the showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts show featuring impressive student artworks. The exhibition, as diverse as the school population, includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases dance, music, and theater excerpts from works performed during the school year.
Opening Night for Big Fish is on Friday, February 15; 7:30 PM at Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor. Follow-up shows are on February 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM and Sundays, February 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Information at 305-237-3541. Tickets may be purchased online sat http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
Celebrating its tenth year, New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work series (MAW) continues with two respected artists, Eduardo Vilaro, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico and Russell Thomas, distinguished tenor and NWSA 1998 music alumnus.
NWSA’s Make Art Work series is designed to bring professionals in the art world together with students and the community for a dialogue on the business of art by focusing on providing tools, guidance and strategies for success to the next generation of artists. The primary goal of these dialogues is to expand understanding of what it takes to live as an artist in the twenty-first century. Each talk includes a question and answer session, allowing students, guests and the public opportunities for direct communication with respected leaders in the art world.
EDUARDO VILAROS’s MAKE ART WORK (MAW) SESSION: CHANCE OF THUNDER
Friday, February 15, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami. MAW is free and open to the public. Information at 305-237-3341.
Continuing a decade-long tradition, New World School of the Arts (NWSA) graduating visual arts college will take an arts-immersion international trip thanks to the five-year, $500,000 grant recently awarded to the school by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support the personal and artistic growth of young artists throughout Miami-Dade County by providing access to training and mentorship. Knight Foundation funding is part of $37 million in new support recently announced for South Florida’s diverse and dynamic cultural community. Since 2005, Knight has invested $165 million in the arts and cultural life of the city.
With 21 Presidential Scholars in the Arts since 1989, and 89 YoungArts Finalists / 310 YoungArts Winners since 2002, New World School of the Arts students continue to leave their artistic mark in our community. Among the 171 YoungArts Finalists selected this year are seven NWSA students, joining the ranks as in their respective artistic fields. In addition, NWSA students received three YoungArts Honorable Mentions and seven Merit Awards for a grand total 17 awards.
NWSA 2019 YoungArts Finalists include: Jamaii Melvin, Dance; Shoshana Sklar, Dance; Jack Kessler, Music - Viola; Danielle Llevada, Theater; Cassandra Bozman, Visual Arts; Sergie Espinales, Visual Arts; Carolina Robles, Visual Arts.
According to the National YoungArts Foundation website, all winners are eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Miami, YoungArts Los Angeles and YoungArts New York, and will join a professional network of distinguished artists. This year’s Finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 37th annual National YoungArts Week in Miami. Finalists are also eligible for nomination to the White House-appointed Commission on Presidential Scholars. As the sole nominating agency, YoungArts selects 60 Finalists each year, 20 of whom are selected to become U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the highest honors for a graduating high school senior.
New World School of the Arts (NWSA) has been selected to receive the 2018 Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Award of Excellence, presented today by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce during a lunch reception at Jungle Island. Now in its fourth year, this prestigious recognition honors Outstanding Achievements of an individual, an organization and young leader who have made significant contributions and set standards for the development of Miami's central business core's economy, culture, promotion, education, beautification and preservation. New World School of the Arts will receive the award at a Trustee Luncheon at Jungle Island, Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
“30 years ago, our founders opened the doors of access to rigorous arts education for talented college and high school students right here in the middle of downtown Miami and since then New World School of the Arts has changed the face of Miami and the nation, launching the lives and careers of some of the most important artistic leaders of today,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, Provost and CEO of NWSA. “The recognition and support the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has shown us with this award strengthens our resolve to continue to build the next generation of leaders in the arts. The faculty, staff and students of NWSA past and present deserve this recognition and I’m proud to represent and support their efforts.”
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