Raziel S., Youth in Focus student, "Untitled," Fall 2017, Digital photography
Raziel S., Youth in Focus student, "Untitled," Fall 2017, Digital photography

Youth in Focus

City Hall Galleries

Youth in Focus

January 5 - February 28, 2018

Youth in Focus, the exhibition at City Hall includes select works from their Black and White Film and Digital Photography Classes. All photographs were created by their students, ages 13 - 19 years old. They also include student's artist statement to give the viewer a deeper glimpse inside their meanings.

The mission of Youth in Focus is to empower youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives. Youth in Focus puts cameras in the hands of youth and places them in challenging environments surrounded by high-quality, talented teachers, nurturing adult volunteer mentors, and create a strong community of support. Through photography students find their voice, identity, and creativity, and gain new confidence in their worth and abilities.

"Small. Gullible. Loving. These few words are what make up a newborn. A kid who has not one clue what he's up for when it comes to the tragic and broken world he's been born into; a kid whose life can be in danger due to the color of his skin."  Anaija S., Youth in Focus student, partial artist statement  

For 24 years, Youth in Focus has provided a high-quality, nationally recognized youth development program that uses photography to help youth build skills that give them the confidence and self-worth to challenge barriers to a positive life.  Approximately 4,000 students have gone through their program and they are proud to continue to offer youth the chance to tell their stories through the lens of a camera.

Location

Seattle City Hall Lobby
600 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
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Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Blake Haygood
Curator and Collections Manager
(206) 684-7132
blake.haygood@seattle.gov

Cityscape
September 19 - October 27, 2017
Features artwork inspired by Seattle's skyline and rapidly changing shape culled from Geometica, an artist collective from Seattle with a common aesthetic of geometric abstraction, inspired by architecture, nature, physics, design and technology.
Coming of Age II
Thru July 5, 2017
Coming of Age II features the 30th anniversary of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Into the Pixel
Thru May 16, 2017
Into the Pixel features the art of the video game.
The Artist Within
January 7 - February 26, 2016
The first exhibition of its kind in Seattle; the Art of Alzheimer’s presents "The Artist Within: A Different View of Dementia" features 50 fascinating artworks, by individuals’ ages 60 to 101 years old, living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Super Cooper 10
November 1 – December 21, 2016
Super Cooper 10 will feature the work of more than 20 artists past and current tenants of Cooper Artist Housing and the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
Celebrate Public Power
September 1 – October 30, 2015
An exhibition featuring historical photos from the archives of City Light as well as photographs by the Artist in Residence Lyn McCracken completed in 2001.
Sound Impressions
November 3, 2015 – January 5, 2016
A group show featuring more than 100 posters from over 20 of the area’s best poster artists past and present.
Real Change Agents Portrait Project
March 2 – May 2, 2016
Series of portraits of Seattle newspaper vendors, many of whom are either homeless, living in shelters or living in low-income housing.
We Are All Here
May 3 – July 5, 2016
Featuring artwork from all disciplines and mediums created by students in the Path with Art program.
The Yesler Terrace Summer Youth Media Project
July 7, 2016 – September 2, 2016
The exhibition includes 40 photographs documenting the community and redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
The Eclectic Collection
September 9 – October 28, 2016
The Eclectic Collection: Artwork by former Artists-in-Residence at the James and Janie Washington Foundation
Flight Path
May 5 - June 30, 2015
Features 25 regional artists who created bee-inspired artwork in the form of sculpture, painting and multi-media installation.
Architecture of the Pacific Northwest
January 5 – February 28, 2017
City Hall Gallery currently features Architecture of the Pacific Northwest – a playing card artwork project. The exhibition, running through February 28, showcases the artistry and creativity of Seattle architects who design the Pacific Northwest’s built environment, while bringing together the architecture community in a unique way.
The Vera Project: 14 years of True and Sincere Friends
July 2 - August 28, 2015
An exhibition featuring visuals and stories from The Vera Project community, including posters, photographs and ephemera.

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Youth in Focus
January 5 - February 28, 2018
Youth in Focus, the exhibition at City Hall includes select works from their Black and White Film and Digital Photography Classes. All photographs were created by their students, ages 13 – 19 years old. They also include student’s artist statement to give the viewer a deeper glimpse inside their meanings.
Danie Allinice
July 12 - October 16, 2017
The Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery features artwork by Danie Allinice.
BorderLands
August 3 – October 29, 2017
This summer the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will enliven the third floor of King Street Station with 2D- and 3D works from the City’s collection and site-specific installations.
Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Homelessness
Thru December 14, 2017
A four-exhibition series in which artists and artist teams develop artistic projects on the topic of homelessness. Each two-month exhibition in the city’s Seattle Presents Gallery will demonstrate artists thinking expansively about what shelter and stability mean to diverse populations, and examining the systemic causes of homelessness
Subject Matter: People in Photographs
January 4 – April 4, 2018
A small survey of photographs featuring people from the City’s Portable Works Collection.

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