This Friday at the ICA is the free annual screening for the Fast Forward Teen New Media Program!
Each year, two classes of young filmmakers spend a good part of the academic year scripting, shooting and editing film pieces to be shown in front of an audience on a pretty big screen in the ICA’s theater, followed by brief question and answer sessions.
In addition to the eighteen short films, see work from the ICA’s teen photography classes and listen to audio pieces from the Fast Forward students.
Come support Boston’s artistic youth and get a taste of the programs that you should be a part of.
Visit this link for info on this year’s screening: http://www.icateens.org/teen-night/generation-removed-fast-forward-video-screening
Visit this link to learn more about the program and view Fast Forward pieces from recent years: http://www.icateens.org/fast-forward
Oh hey, Sheppard Fairey. TAC visited Providence, RI for their spring field trip & snapped this shot at AS220, a multi-faceted art and educational space and organization. The TAC reconnected with some AS220 staff who visited Boston earlier this year and learned how to screen print, discussed a Cezanne painting & explored at the RISD Museum, and visited the Dirt Palace artist collective. Check out the full photo album @ facebook.com/icateens to see all of TAC’s exciting day!
Last night’s Teen Arts Council meeting was all about FUN. The teens familiarized themselves with the work of the 4 finalists of this year’s James and Audrey Foster Prize through a personality-typing game in the galleries: each group imagined the artists’ bodies of work as a person. What would this person look like? What’s their life’s story? Are they a dog or cat person? Born of the creative minds of the Teen Arts Council were Bert McDerp, Ines, Celine-ah, and Jeremy Reinhardt.
Visit the ICA (FREE FOR TEENS!) to see the work of finalists Sarah Bapst, Katarina Burin, Mark Cooper and Luther Price for yourself or read more at icaboston.org.
Photos from Teen Night: Who is R. Fong? More to come at facebook.com/icateens
On Saturday, the Teen Arts Council kicked off their “Around the Campfire” Artist interview series with none other than Barry McGee.The TAC and McGee lounged on their sleeping bags around the fire, accompanied by furry microphone friends, to discuss McGee’s artwork, influences, and perspectives on street art and the art world.
McGee even braved the crowds of his exhibition’s opening weekend to take the teens on a personal walk-through, but had established one condition: TAC alum Dimitiri was to follow McGee wherever he went and serenade him on the guitar! (top photo)
In a few weeks, with the help of Fast Forward producer Malcolm, you’ll be able to watch the interview at icateens.org.
Teen Night: WHO IS R. FONG? inspired by the work of Barry McGee is TONIGHT at the ICA from 6-9 pm! Come out to explore the galleries yourself, enjoy performances, music, a teen fashion show, art-making and more.
Jason Wu Talk at the ICA
In addition to addressing business matters like their Barry McGee interview and upcoming Teen Night, the TAC was privileged to attend the sold-out Jason Wu Talk after their meeting last night.
Fashion designer Jason Wu shared his stories on stage at the ICA with humor, warmth, and encouraging words. Wu told the audience that from early on, he had always been attracted to pretty things; at only 16 years old, he started designing by creating line of custom dolls. Wu went on to study at Parsons in NYC and began his own label in 2006. At 26 years old, he designed an Inaugural gown for First Lady Michelle Obama, and her second four years later. He described the “Jason Woman” as sophisticated and sassy, and is often inspired by both wearable, practical clothes as well as fantastic, extravagant ones. TAC member Romario even received some personal advice from Wu for aspiring Fashion Designers: “Put yourself out there,” and “Just do it”. Wu confessed that he never thought designing an Inaugural gown for the First Lady would be possible, yet he has designed not one, but two Inaugural gowns, and continues to rise as a Fashion superstar.
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Teen Night: WHO IS R. FONG? - Friday, April 12th at the ICA - a FREE night of performances, art, music & more, inspired by street artist Barry McGee.
The Teen Arts Council and Fast Forward’s collaborative Super Fusion Audio Projects are just about ready to heard up in the galleries! TAC and FF got together for a test run during their meetings last night. It’s as simple as this: using their cell phone, a visitor can dial in to the phone # provided, then type in the number codes that correspond with pieces in the permanent collection.
Remember when these were in the works? Click here for a refresher on the audio tours in-the-making stage. From stories to poetry, the TAC and FF teens added a whole new imaginative dimension to artworks on view.
The teens were privileged to spend an afternoon with Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas last month and learn all about her life & work. Isaac and Aryana, the fabulous interviewers, guide us through a discussion on topics ranging from Mickalene’s inspirations and mentors in the art world to why and how she applies rhinestones to her paintings! Click the link to watch!