Creative Action hosted the 8th Annual Youth Arts Festival to celebrate art created by middle school and high school students in Central Texas.
The festival featured work from more than 20 area schools and included a performance from Creative Action’s teen theater ensemble, Changing Lives. Exhibits included films, murals, photographs, writing and theatre created by students during the course of the school year.
- Decker Middle School presented a large-scale digital collage, “My Manor,” that celebrates their town and school, and reflects upon the relationship between the city of Austin and its neighboring communities.
- Lamar Middle School created an ambitious collaborative multi-media art installation that combines elements of animation, craft, musical improvisation and poetry.
- Creative Action’s Teen Program Color Squad exhibited their work.
- Del Valle Middle School’s film class premiered their new film, “Light My Fire,” a story about relationships, friendship and identity.
- West Ridge Middle School students premiered their film, “The Cinematic Life of Julia Kane,” shot partially in 3D.
- Burnett Middle School debuted an original song and music video for “Can I Trust You,” an exploration of how fame and rumors coexist.
- Lanier High School presented their award-winning short film, “CURES,” exploring the theme of creating a more just world.