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Art and Activism and the Azzaros
Art and Activism and the Azzaros
Yen Azzaro
Spend the afternoon learning about artistic social activism and commitment. Husband and wife artists Nick and Yen Azarro will discuss combining their artistic talents and commercial successes with mentoring and engaging Ypsilanti Community High School students in YFi or Ypsilanti Fidelity, the student performance art movement that they founded.

Nick Azzaro is a photographer and multimedia artist, starting his career in commercial film photography. His current work focuses on the current state of race relations in our country through site specific work and printed comic narratives.

Yen Azzaro is an illustrator, artist, events producer and graphic recorder, practicing the capture of real time spoken content drawn on large paper. Yen recently completed a painted road piece ‘Zip “Code” ‘ in the Kerrytown area highlighting the economic, social and racial identities and disparities that exist in Washtenaw County.

YFi, students create performance art moments in public spaces such as Eastern Michigan University Student Center, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, and Ypsilanti District Library. Projects over the past two years are housed at  Nick and Yen are alumni of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design where Nick is currently a candidate for his MFA. Their collaborative projects can be found at
Lecture Type : Other      
Lecture Date : 04/19/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00