(Miami, FL–April 22-26, 2019) National YoungArts Foundation announced High Tech Graphic Arts major Carlos Hernandez, a resident of Jersey City, a finalist for Photography, while Dance major and North Bergen resident Tomoe Carr earned an honorable mention for Hip Hop this year, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Both Hernandez, named among the 163 finalists (the organization’s highest honor), and Carr, one of the 268 honorable mentions, participated in National YoungArts Week, the organization’s signature program, which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and community while offering guidance and preparation for the next stage of their artistic development.
This year, National YoungArts Foundation announced 710 of the country’s most promising young artists in visual, literary, design, and performing arts as winners from thousands of applications and from 44 states. YoungArts winners gain access to comprehensive programs for emerging artists, offering financial, professional, and artistic development opportunities throughout their careers.
During the free, week long intensive, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Each evening, audiences can experience the work of the next generation of artists through performances in voice, jazz, theater, dance, and classical music, as well as film screenings at New World Center, writers’ readings in the YoungArts Jewel Box, and a visual arts, photography, and design exhibition curated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator in the YoungArts Gallery.
“We believe that every artist should be empowered to pursue a life in the arts, and we are excited to welcome our winners to the YoungArts family,” declares Sarah Arison, YoungArts Board Chair.