Zanbeel Art presented the Youth Art Express (YAE) at the ArtLA space of Bergamot Station Arts Center in an exhibition dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers. The works of 17 emerging artists were on display during the six-day exhibition.
Entitled “Provocare,” meaning “to call forth” or “challenge” in Latin, the exhibition aimed to use art to nurture personal growth, provoke thought, and evoke curiosity to help differing cultures gain a greater understanding of each other.
Youth Art Express breaks down barriers by fostering an understanding between the growing cultures of today. Through this mentorship program for undergraduate students to learn how to curate an exhibition, we can see how youth explore and investigate environmental, political, religious, social, personal, and global issues. We nurture and encourage a thirst for knowledge among our youth, planting seeds of understanding for future generations.
With paintings and photographs on display presenting the works of South Asians and Americans ranging from late teens to young adults, this YAE exhibit featured a total of 30 pieces. Each of work tells a story of multiculturalism.
Farah Ahed, Sadaf Ahmed, Asna Habib, Sana Haroon, Khalid Hussein, Kamal Khan, Mona Khan, Dario Mellado, Irfan Mirza, Yousra Qadir, Adam Rasheed, Nadia Rawjee, Kite Sparrow, Sara Suleman, Yasmine Suleiman, and Arezo Yassai.
Curated by Amina Ahmed and Sadaf Ahmed.
December 1 - 6, 2012
Opening Reception: December 1, 2012
Poetry Reading: December 1, 2012
Mehnaz Sahibzada shares poems featured in the exhibition.
Raffle of donated artworks.