Bruce Museum Exhibits Teen Art through iCreate Competition

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The Bruce Museum generally exhibits well-established artists; however, on Friday, June 10th, the museum hosted and awarded the area’s talented teenage artists. Artists and art appreciators came together to celebrate teen artwork at iCreate, an annual featured exhibit at the Bruce Museum.

Teens from 36 area high schools submitted artwork, and 45 of the 550 submissions that the Bruce Museum received are featured in the exhibit. Pieces included paintings, prints, and even a stop-motion movie, and the artists’ subjects ranged from family members to exotic creatures.

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Elizabeth Pool of Hastings High School with her piece. Credit: Sadie Smith

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Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager/New Media Developer of the Bruce Museum described how the event is a rare opportunity for the over 247 teen artists who submitted to showcase their art. “There aren’t a lot of venues for arts students to be featured. We [at Bruce Youth] are firm believers in STEAM [STEM with the addition of Art].” The Museum makes young artists aware of iCreate through “constant word of mouth.”

Allegra Kevorkian and Sophia MartignettiInline image 3 Hysterics at The Botanical Gardens by Sam Agnew, Greens Farms Academy Credit: Sadie Smith

Allegra Kevorkian and Sophia Martignetti Hysterics at The Botanical Gardens by Sam Agnew, Greens Farms Academy Credit: Sadie Smith

Ms. Lendenmann went on to say that when she works with teens, they are never hesitant to take on a project, and never complain about the hard work they may have to do. “I’m against ageism…young people need to have this opportunity.”

It was clear from the quality of the art and the excitement in the room, that the young artists took full advantage of the opportunity. The exhibit will run until July 17, 2016.

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Viviane Rivas with her piece, Primarily Blue for You, shown at Claire Lincoln of Darien High School with her piece, Perkins, located at top. Credit: Sadie Smith

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Artist Alex Jacobson of Brunswick School with his brother, Matthew Caleb Giles by Anjanisari Sudiman of High School of Art and Design. Credit Sadie Smith

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Molly Cunningham and Ben Straigt standing with Lucas Tesler’s Fields of Enniscorthy, Scarsdale High School. Credit: Sadie Smith

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Attendees Andrena Wilson and Chyna Malcolm Wilson. Credit: Sadie Smith

 

Downtown Daydream by Alex Jacobson, Brunswick School. Credit: Sadie Smith

Downtown Daydream by Alex Jacobson, Brunswick School. Credit: Sadie Smith

Kate and Hannah Radom. Credit: Sadie Smith

Kate and Hannah Radom. Credit: Sadie Smith

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Youth Bruce Award winner, Charlie Rose with his piece, Exposed. Credit: Sadie Smith

Exposed by Charlie Rose. Credit: Sadie Smith

Exposed by Charlie Rose. Credit: Sadie Smith

Fragile and Worthless by Luke Whittaker. Credit: Sadie Smith

Fragile and Worthless by Luke Whittaker. Credit: Sadie Smith

Artist Alex Jacobson of Brunswick School with his brother, MatthewInline image 3 Caleb Giles by Anjanisari Sudiman of High School of Art and Design. Credit Sadie Smith

Artist Alex Jacobson of Brunswick School with his brother, Matthew Caleb Giles by Anjanisari Sudiman of High School of Art and Design. Credit Sadie Smith

Apprehension and Loss by Gina Lindner, Hastings High School. Credit: Sadie Smith

Apprehension and Loss by Gina Lindner, Hastings High School. Credit: Sadie Smith

rtists Molly Weinstock, Kaeleigh Morrill, Claire Lincoln, and Luke WhittakerInline image 2 Clockwise from left Raul by Christian Evans Lasala Caliboso of Rye Country Day School, Tenheiro by Tomas Pinto-Leite of Westhill High School, and My Machine by Barbara Letizia of Clarkstown High School South. Credit: Sadie Smith

Artists Molly Weinstock, Kaeleigh Morrill, Claire Lincoln, and Luke WhittakerInline, Clockwise from left Raul by Christian Evans Lasala Caliboso of Rye Country Day School, Tenheiro by Tomas Pinto-Leite of Westhill High School, and My Machine by Barbara Letizia of Clarkstown High School South. Credit: Sadie Smith

 

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