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YoungArts Community Spotlight: November 2023

By YoungArts | November 21, 2023

Each month, the YoungArts Community Spotlight highlights upcoming events, projects and press from YoungArts past winners, guest artists and panelists.

In the News

  • Daveed Baptiste (2016 Photography, Visual Arts) featured in Essence Magazine with new exhibition, Ti Maché
  • Jon Batiste (2005 Jazz) announced his 2024 Uneasy Tour: Purifying the Airwaves for the People
  • Terence Blanchard (1980 Classical Music) spoke with Houston Public Media about his opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones
  • Victoria Canal (2015 Voice & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) in conversation with The New Yorker
  • Ilana Harris-Babou (2009 Visual Arts) in conversation with Surface Magazine
  • James Patrick Nelson (2004 Theater) interviewed by Queerty about his TV series For Years to Come
  • Hunter Schafer’s (2017 Design) press tour for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes highlighted in Vogue Magazine
  • Conrad Tao (2011 Classical Music & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and Caleb Teicher (2011 Dance) performed at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert
  • Angela Watson (2021 Dance) promoted to company position with the San Francisco Ballet Company and featured in the Oakland Post


  • Joshua Banbury (2013 Theater, Voice) made his Apollo Music Café debut
  • Kyle Branch (2020 Theater) released new album, OATMEAL
  • Kathryn Hargett-Hsu (2017, 2018 Writing) won the 2023 Frontier Poetry Breakthrough Chapbook Prize to be published in spring 2024
  • Oliviana Marie (2021 Voice) received 2nd place in the ASMAC 2023 Ray and Jon Charles Vocal Arranging competition and 3rd place in the ASMAC 2023 Bill Conti Big Band Arranging competition
  • Jack Sorokin’s (2011 Photography) photograph selected for American Photography 39 by AI-AP
  • Malaika Temba (2014 Visual Arts) presented by Gaa Gallery at Art Cologne in Germany

On the Calendar

  • Yancy Abril (2017 Voice) performing at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City on December 7
  • Daveed Baptiste’s (2016 Photography, Visual Arts) exhibition Ti Maché on view through December 3 at MoCADA Culture Lab in Brooklyn
  • Emmet Cohen (2008, 2009 Jazz) and Philip Norris (2016 Jazz) will be on tour throughout India, Japan and Singapore from November 25 to December 2
  • David Correa’s (2017 Visual Arts) performance, The Machining of the Fool, presented at Untitled Art Fair Miami on December 8
  • Brandon Victor Dixon (1999 Theater) presents Soul of Broadway concert on December 4 at 54 Below in New York City
  • Timmy Lee’s (2008 Visual Arts) solo exhibition*, SanToki, Tokiya, opening on November 18 at Sabrina Amrani Gallery in Madrid
  • Isabella Mellado’s (2014 Visual Arts) solo exhibition, Desde el Charco, on view through December 9 at the YoungArts Gallery in Miami
  • Lee Pivnik (2014 Visual Arts) exhibiting in group exhibition, Super Natural, on view through December 3 at the Club Gallery in Miami
  • Cornelius Tulloch’s (2016 Design, Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) Poetics of Place installation opening on December 5 at Locust Projects in Miami
  • Nicole Salcedo (2006 Visual Arts) participating in public art exhibition, Patterns in Nature, launching on December 1 in Miami Beach
  • Zoe Schweiger (2018 Visual Arts) showing in group exhibition, In Spiritual Light, opening on December 3 at the Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami
  • James Allister Sprang (2008 Visual Arts) presents Rest Within the Wake on December 7 during Miami Art Week at the YoungArts Jewel Box
  • Cisco Swank (2018 Voice) on tour with his debut album, More Better, through December 16

*Denotes project supported by YoungArts Microgrant

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