by Veskananda Naratama, PYAO Apprentice (2016-17),
Rising Freshman – Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
“Arts On The Block is a great experience for young artists to express themselves in a professional environment and develop necessary skills alongside their peers. As a result of AOB, I learned to work within an environment where I perceived art through a business aspect in which I have never experienced before. This strengthened both my communication skills as well as artistic capabilities in terms of being creative but still adjusting to a client’s specifications. I believe AOB is for anyone who wishes to expand their artistic creativity and mindset by being open minded to learning as well as cooperating with fellow apprentices.”
Throughout spring, Arts on the Block will highlight the people, places and programs we love. Our goal is to #AOBHitRefresh on all of the relationships that make up our creative community. It’s spring, what better time to reconnect? Tell us your #AOBHitRefresh story!