The Promise of Tomorrow

Teaching Artist: Chanel Thervil


Current Artist in Residence, Chanel Thervil is leading a Youth Artist Project called The Promise of Tomorrow, asking: If art is the conscience of society, then what do artists need to survive? Survival requires resilience, but there’s no clear roadmap to that for artists. Between the pressures of caring for your family, trying to pass your classes, and wondering who’s lurking on your Instagram, it can be hard to focus on your creativity. Through this course, artists have been channeling the humanity in their experiences to support their ability to create 2D and 3D works of art. Key topics explored include History, Self-Care, and Innovation. The final project is a mixed media installation that embodies the Youth Artists' vision of what they need to make the future better for the communities they are a part of now and hope to build tomorrow.