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ExYo Youth Take On Set Design!

March 7, 2019

To offset the winter blues, ExYo Youth have been busy creating larger than life set pieces in preparation for our 25th Anniversary performance on May 23rd, 2019. Our youth work collaboratively, each person bringing…

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Wes Sam Bruce: Professional Kids at Play!

February 12, 2019

Last week, our youth had the magical opportunity to create with visual artist Wes Sam Bruce. A self described “professional kid” Wes transformed our studio into a creative play space. Over the entire day…

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Mentors Share Inspiring Stories At Friendraiser!

February 11, 2019

This past Saturday, our Express Yourself mentors shared inspiring personal success stories in front of over 100 friendraiser attendees.  Their powerful stories highlighted their strength and vulnerability as they shared how Express Yourself has…

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25th Anniversary Angels!

January 25, 2019

Our work at Express Yourself is built on a foundation of collaboration and community. Over the past 25 years we have built an incredible network of support that has allowed us to provide the…

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Youth Making Change!

January 14, 2019

In celebration of Express Yourself performing, and partnering with the Boch Center – Wang Theatre and Department of Mental Health for our “quarter” century performance on May 23, 2019, ExYo Youth designed their very…

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Straight from the Windy City, Molly Blumberg Returns!

January 11, 2019

Jumping into the new year, we welcome back an old friend & collaborator Molly Blumberg. Molly is a visual artist who specializes in sculptural handmade paper. She is currently working towards her MFA in…

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Special Guest: Astin Jay Stratoti

December 17, 2018

With the holidays just around the corner, ExYo welcomed local puppeteer and costume designer Astin Jay Stratoti into the studio for a full day of arts immersion with the kids. Astin’s work combines childhood…

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“Express Yourself” Kicks-Off 25th Anniversary Celebrations!

December 12, 2018

Co-chairs Debbie Ponn & Vicky Boylan celebrate ExYo25! To kick-off a year-long series of the 25th Silver Anniversary celebrations, Express Yourself hosted an open house “Friendraiser” on Friday, December 7th for over 100 guests,…

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Express Yourself Interns rock the studio!

December 12, 2018

Since 2009, EXYO has partnered with Endicott College and has hosted students as interns. Manninen Center for the Arts has been home to several outstanding Exyo exhibitions. This fall we hosted three Endicott interns…

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ArtsLink brings EXYO Youth to Peabody Essex Museum once again!

December 12, 2018

On November 15th, Express Yourself youth from Solstice Day School toured the Peabody Essex Museum through our continued partnership with ArtsLink. The students were enthralled with the exhibit ‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City’, which…

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