Bruce Museum’s iCreate 2017 Exhibit, with Four Darien Teens Among the Curators, Opens June 17

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The Bruce Museum showcases art by talented high school students in the new exhibition iCreate 2017, organized by eight high school students, including four from Darien.

The iCreate 2017 exhibition is organized by eight high school seniors from the Bruce Museum’s Youth@Bruce committee, including four from Darien: Megan Hobbs, Courtney Lowe, Kristen Picard, and Bridget Wolters from Darien High School.

The exhibit runs from this Saturday, June 17 through July 30. Marking its eighth consecutive year, the annual exhibition presents over 40 fine art works carefully selected this year from more than 700 submissions from teens throughout New York and Connecticut.

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— an announcement from the Bruce Museum

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The goal of iCreate is not only to spotlight the diverse artwork, but also to provide young artists a venue to build confidence and gain recognition in the community.

Lucy Armstrong painting Emily iCreate Bruce Museum 06-13-17

“Emily” by Lucy Armstrong, Grade 12, Darien High School, oil on canvas

“The process was challenging and required a lot of perseverance and collaboration,” said Gee. “Seeing the final gallery makes it well worth the hard work. It’s also amazing to see the faces behind the talent.”

“Art isn’t celebrated enough,” Picard added. “I loved being a part of this collaboration, which recognizes talented and hardworking student artists within our community.”

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“Langa Township” by Janey Litvin, Grade 12, Hastings High School, chalk paste

Awards, including eight cash prizes for the student artists, will be presented by Youth@Bruce at an opening night reception.

The iCreate exhibition is underwritten by the Charles M. and Deborah G Royce Exhibition Fund with support from the the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376 or visit the website.