Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

June 9, 2015

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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, celebrates the talents and visions of teens in grades 7-12 from across the country. The Art.Write.Now.2015 National Exhibition — on view through Sunday at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design and at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery — features an extraordinary array of works in a range of media by the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners.  Among these works are many with a distinct urban sensibility. Here is a small sampling of these:

Jose Valejo, Age 17, Sign 3

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Tanner Rhines, Age 19, Black and White Condention Part 2, segment of larger piece

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Elijah Maura, Age 17, Initiation

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Amanda Amador, Age 16, Creepy, Beany Babies

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Council member and award-winning photographer Antonio Pulgarin speaks at this past Friday’s opening reception at Parsons

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This coming Friday — from 10 am to 1:30 pm — both exhibition locations will host a Student Showcase featuring a range of activities from Art Portfolio Talks to an Art-Making Workshop. The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design is located at 66 5th Avenue in the Village, and the Pratt Manhattan Gallery is nearby at 44 West 14th Street. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

NoteL First image: Jesus Hilario, Age 17, No

Photos: 1, 3 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 4 & 5 Tara Murray


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