Participating Teens: Teen Visual Art Curators, Teen Spoken Word Curators
Violence Transformed is an exhibition of visual and performing arts scheduled in concert with the Annual Victim Rights Conference of the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. Professional curators, performers, artists, and teachers from across the Boston area collaborate every year to seek out art and performance works that confront, mediate and challenge the prevalence of violence in contemporary society. The centerpiece of Violence Transformed is a weeklong exhibit of works in varied media held at the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, accompanied by a celebratory evening of performance.
Since 2007 Urbano's artists and performers have participated in Violence Transformed, creating exhibitions and spoken word performances that address teens' responses to violence in Boston and worldwide.
In 2011 Urbano's Teen Curators received the second annual Violence Transformed Honorarium Award for excellent in visual art and performance.