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Hartford Youth Art Renaissance Exhibition at the Wadsworth

Colleen Kopp

May 11, 2010

From 'Futuristic Cityscape' in pencil and pen, a few loose brush strokes to color 'Fish Medley,' the meticulous marker lines filling 'Mother Nature,' to 'The Bones,' a human bone structure shaped into a paper box, the 37th annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance is an exhibition to see.

Opening May 8th and running through June 6th, the exhibition features artwork by pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students.

"We have a range of focuses in this room. What's great to see is learning and application infused with the creative process," said Emily Pacini, Hartford Youth Art Renaissance coordinator at the Wadsworth.

A series of awards will be presented to the student artists at a private reception on May 22nd, Pacini said. The artwork from the 11th and 12th grade students will be judged on Tuesday May 11th, and one student will receive a scholarship and weekly stipend from the Wadsworth to attend the Summer High School Visual Arts Program at the Univ. of Hartford during the month of July.

Pacini hopes the gallery gives students a sense of empowerment. Just walls away from Andy Warhol, van Gogh and Picasso, "now they can say they've shown their work at the Wadsworth," Pacini said.

The Wadsworth offers free admission to Hartford public school students, and various admission options. For more information contact the Wadsworth at 860.278.2670.

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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