Neighbors’ Day: April 30
To mark the first anniversary of the Whitney’s new home, neighbors visit free on Saturday, April 30.Reserve tickets
Hello, my name is Frainceska, and I'm a senior in high school. I currently live in Brooklyn. Being born and raised in Brooklyn is a tough thing. You have to be strong-minded to survive one of the toughest boroughs in the city, a quality I think I possess. Being a Haitian American also isn't easy. There's a lot of negative attitude towards Haitian Americans, and I want to be the one who changes the negative into positive.
I love theater and music. I thought that working at the Whitney would complement my interest in the performing arts, since art in general is a great form of expression. It reveals a lot about people and their personalities. Youth Insights allows me to discuss art with high school students my age. We share our ideas when we present art to others.
Working with different age groups is extremely informative. It lets me see how different ages react to artworks. Although I don't have a favorite artist, there are certain pieces by artists such as Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Glenn Ligon that intrigue me.
Theater is a huge part of my life, and I hope to pursue it later on in life. I'm planning to go to college and become the best actress ever.