Rising Stars Showcase

Benefits New World School of the Arts

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Opening Reception for “Objects” Exhibit
New World Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami
Rising Stars Performances
Olympia Theater at 7 p.m.
174 E. Flagler Street
Downtown Miami
MFlores1@MDC.edu (VIP tickets)
www.NWSA.MDC.edu (Performance Tickets)

New World School of the Arts’ annual Rising Stars Showcase highlights the remarkable next generation of artists. With a cutting-edge exhibition followed by a professionally staged, energy-packed, Broadway-style performance, Rising Stars is an exhilarating display of art, dance, music and theater.

The professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution.

The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with the Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition titled “Objects,” a juried exhibition that features impressive student artworks. The show, as diverse as the school population, includes painting, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. Admission is free. The work will be on view through April 26, 2019.

The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with the performance showcases featuring excerpts from works performed by the high school and the college students during the school year.

New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida. NWSA boasts alumni on Broadway, Grammy winners, dancers in companies like Alvin Ailey and highly regarded visual artists exhibiting internationally, including ArtBasel.

The Rising Stars Visual Arts Exhibition is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Rising Stars Performing Arts Showcase are $50, $30 and $20 and can be purchased online at www.NWSA.MDC.edu

About New World School of the Arts

New World School of the Arts was conceived in 1984 when the Florida State Legislature established the institution to provide artistically talented high school and college students the means to achieve both an academic education and artistic training. In September 1986, NWSA opened its doors to students in grades ten through twelve and in 1987 admitted the first class of college BFA students. NWSA’s audition-based programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design. NWSA offers the high school diploma the AA college degree as well as a four-year BFA or BM degrees.

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