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Yair Sarmiento Artist Mentor in Residence

With no formal training, Yair learned art on the street. He didn’t receive formal art training until joining HOLA in 2011. Currently, Yair attends Los Angeles Trade Tech and is earning his A.A. in Sign Graphics. He has received 3 full scholarships to attend Art Center at Night courses. Yair also attended Penland School of Crafts during the summer 2014. Yair recently joined HOLA as an Artist Mentor in Residence. At HOLA, Yair mentors HOLA youth in the arts, creates and shares artwork or ideas about community arts practice, assists HOLA staff in workshops and special projects and serves as an active presence in the HOLA Art Studio.

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