2017 EMERGING DESIGNER / TRE

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Tre, 16

From: Bronx, NY

Focus: Fashion

Tre Buchannan aka “Tre Milan” is an artist, painter and fashion designer from the Bronx. He discovered his talent only 3 years ago in an art class with a very supportive teacher. He has his own brand which he calls “Unmatched” because his designs are unmatched to any other. At Art Start he is enrolled in a fashion course at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where he hopes to learn more about fabric and sewing. Once finished with high school, he plans to pursue a Bachelor's degree in fashion. In the future, Tre sees himself designing haute couture and luxury, showing his work in Paris, Milan and other fashion capitals whilst still able to return home.


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2017 EMERGING M.C. VOCALIST / DENNIS

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Dennis, 17

From: Brooklyn, NY

Focus: Rapper / Songwriter 

Dennis a.k.a “Dennis Gretzky” is a 17-year old rapper from Bedstuy, Brooklyn. What he loves most about rap is the rhyme schemes, metaphors and punchlines which he always incorporates in his music. In the Art Start program, Dennis is working with his mentor Miky, recording music every week. He's also taking a beat-making class to enhance his music production skills. He hopes to improve his flow and vocabulary so that he can make better music and in the future tour coast to coast.

 

 


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2017 EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST & M.C. / DAYSEAN

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Daysean, 17

From: Bronx, NY

Focus: Rapper / Songwriter & Mixed Media Visual Artist

God Shomari “Daysean” is a 17-year old visual and Hip Hop recording artist from the Bronx, New York. In the 3rd grade, after witnessing a friend receive lots of positive feedback for his artwork, Daysean opted to pick up the pencil and start sketching. As he started middle school, his appreciation for Hip Hop and poetry evolved into a passion to write his own lyrics. These ‘hobbies’ led him to Art Start, where he improves on his artistic abilities, meets professional artists and showcases his talents. However, he feels that being able to work with peers who gravitate towards his aesthetic is the best part of the experience. Daysean aims to excel as a multitalented artist, expanding his horizon in the music production, voice, acting and fashion world. He has taken vocal lessons and a concept and character design class through Art Start while writing and recording songs with mentor Miky.


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2017 EMERGING M.C. VOCALIST / RAPHY

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Raphy, 19

From: Bronx, NY

Focus: Rapper / Songwriter 

Raphy a.k.a. “Doublee R” is a 19 year old New York rapper. He was born in the Dominican Republic (DR, Doublee R). Living in the Bronx, Doublee R fell in love with music at the age of 11, using it as a means to express his emotions. Art Start has given him opportunities to demonstrate his love of music at lots of events and field trips. He's currently taking beat-making classes while writing and recording his own songs. Doublee R wants to flow better, sound better and think better with the help of his mentor Miky.

 

 

 


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Music Teaching Artist Wanted

Visit Idealist link to apply. 

DESCRIPTION

Music as Therapy Teaching Artist Position, Homeless Youth Outreach Program

Art Start seeks an enthusiastic, passionate and creative leader to head our Music as Therapy program at a South Bronx family shelter, as part of our School’s Out New York City (SONYC) afterschool program. The Music Teaching Artist reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Certified Music Therapist Consultant to run twice weekly music creation workshops with homeless youth ages 10-14. Experience teaching music to youth is required. Experience in Music Therapy is not required.

art-start.org

Schedule:

August 28th, 2017- June 29th, 2018: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-6pm, with an additional 4 hours per week for curriculum and administrative reporting, which can be conducted remotely. 2.5 hour programming meeting with Teaching Artists and Music Therapist Consultant, once monthly. On occasion and with advanced notice, additional hours may be offered to take youth to performances or other outings related to music. This contract may be extended based upon satisfactory performance.

Mandatory Training August 11th 10-4pm in Chelsea

Location: South Bronx

Pay rate: $25/hour

Status: W2, hourly, Non-Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. With the support of the Program Director and Music Therapist, effectively run twice-weekly music workshops. Workshops are conducted on site at a family homeless shelter each week.

3. Maintain open communication with Program Director and Music Therapist by attending monthly programming meeting.

4. Help manage all workshop supplies, including inventory, etc.

5. Successfully manage assessment tools of workshops to include evaluations and attendance.

7. Collaborate with Program Director to produce student showcases on-site for youth to exhibit their work to staff, friends or family.

 

QUALIFICATIONS STRONGLY DESIRED

  • Experience teaching music (piano, drums, guitar) to groups of youth.
  • A passion for music serving as a therapeutic release; excitement to learn about music therapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of writing, producing and recording music or willingness to learn new technology.
  • Education training or Degree in the arts, recording, education, social work, psychology, or youth development.
  • Active experience volunteering in the community, preferably with marginalized youth, ages 5-14, but all community volunteer experience relevant.
  • High level of professionalism and sound judgment
  • Extremely conscious of punctuality and advanced preparation
  • High levels of accountability.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • High standards with regard to attention to detail & quality
  • Extremely trustworthy and reliable
  • Outgoing & proactive with youth

 

 

About Art Start

The purpose of Art Start is to nurture the voices, hearts and minds of New York City's marginalized youth by providing the resources and outlets for them to change their own lives through the creative process. Using a student-centered approach to arts education, Art Start instills in our youth the confidence to think critically, ask important questions, and pursue meaningful opportunities in life – against all odds. We use the creative process to achieve multiple categories of learning objectives. Our goal is personal development through the creative process, and we're also able to create workshops that help youth reach other life skill and social needs. Our past and present partners include: Episcopal Social Services, Department of Homeless Services, Homes for the Homeless, Inwood House, Nazareth Housing, Salvation Army Group Homes, Salvation Army Family Shelters, Markham Gardens, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Service, and the Center for Community Alternatives.

 

The Art Start Model

Art Start uses a student-centered approach to education. Our workshops instill in

our youth the confidence to appreciate who they already are and recognize what they innately have to offer the world; then, to think critically, ask important questions, and pursue meaningful opportunities in life – against all odds.

 

Our creative workshops are structured to support consistency, build resilience, and provide direction to homeless and court-involved youth. Using art and music projects, workshops encourage personal development and focus on the outlet for expression. Youth are free to build trusting relationships with our teaching artists naturally, learning to open up and bond in ways not always supported through a traditional social service or education model. And because Art Start comes to the youth, both in terms of location and circumstance, we’re able to reach them despite the physical and psychological walls often existing that keep them closed off from the rest of the world. Though they face many obstacles, our youth have dreams that far surpass their circumstances. They yearn to be participants and make meaningful contributions. Art Start supports youth in thriving in their lives with confidence, creativity and hope, and in transforming a time of instability into a time for personal growth and development.

HOW TO APPLY

 

TO APPLY:

Please send the following items to Hannah Immerman / hannah@art-start.org

- Resume, Cover letter & Artist Bio, if available

- Two professional references in the field of arts, education or youth development

- Samples of music projects, video, artwork, if available.

 

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Spanish speaking a plus.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

Art Start's 25 Years Celebration featuring 2017 Portrait Project

Nico by David Johnson, 2017

Nico by David Johnson, 2017

Art Start and Fast Ashleys Studios presents... Art Start’s 25 Years Celebration featuring the opening of the 2017 Portrait Project.

Thursday, June 22 at 6 PM - 10 PM

The Highline Loft 508 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

$25 event pass (tax deductible)
RSVP @ my.art-start.org/25years

Family friendly event!

Sponsored by Canon, DCOY Studios, GersteinFisher, Stella Artois, and Huberts Lemonade.

Community, Art Start Family present and past, funders, community partners, neighbors - join us to celebrate a quarter century of Art Start! View full exhibition of Art Start's Portrait Projects 2013-2016 and the opening exhibition of the 2017 Portrait Project, dance and music performances by Art Start youth and graduates, live portraiture, creative art projects, Virtual Reality, videos, Silent Auction, Open Bar, Hors d'oervres, and fun swag!


2017 Portrait Project Portraits By: Natalie Brasington | Andrew Eccles | Heidi Gutman | Matt Hoyle | David Johnson Mary Ellen Matthews | Chris Randall | Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Event Photo: Nico by David Johnson, 2017
www.art-start.org/2017-portrait-project/


2016, EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST NICO

Photo taken by Mauricio Quintero

Photo taken by Mauricio Quintero

 
Nico's painting titled Building a Better New York Description: The illustration portrays the Empire State Building to represent "Building", a protractor to representthe letter "A", a whisk inside of a red velvet cake batter to represent "Better", and the Statue Of Liberty to represent "New York", even though the presence of the Empire State Building should already indicate that fact. Individuals should read this portrait from left to right in order to gain the insight of Building a Better New York. In addition, there's a street sign to represent which direction people can choose: the possibility of a good route, a bad route or perhaps a better route where the road splits up into two. Mr. Isaac is trying to demonstrate to the public of making a choice in which people can be impacted negatively or positively.

Nico's painting titled Building a Better New York

Description: The illustration portrays the Empire State Building to represent "Building", a protractor to representthe letter "A", a whisk inside of a red velvet cake batter to represent "Better", and the Statue Of Liberty to represent "New York", even though the presence of the Empire State Building should already indicate that fact. Individuals should read this portrait from left to right in order to gain the insight of Building a Better New York. In addition, there's a street sign to represent which direction people can choose: the possibility of a good route, a bad route or perhaps a better route where the road splits up into two. Mr. Isaac is trying to demonstrate to the public of making a choice in which people can be impacted negatively or positively.

Nico, 19 

From: Brooklyn, NY 

Focus: Painting and Mixed Media 

Nico is a 19 year old visual artist from Brooklyn. He studied art all his life in various programs. Throughout middle school he attended abstract and perspective drawing courses at Pratt Institute as well as a weekly visual arts course through Rush Kids at Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. He is currently part of the mural program with Groundswell. Nico is passionate about all forms of art. In the program he plans to explore new mediums.  

 
Nico with his paintings at the Emerging Artists showcase. 

Nico with his paintings at the Emerging Artists showcase.