Bruce Museum’s iCreate exhibition opens June 11

iCreate exhibition opens June 11

The Bruce Museum’s iCreate exhibition will present a juried selection of art from 45 high school students. The artworks were selected from more than 550 submissions from 36 schools in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. All of the submitted work will be recognized in an official video on display in the gallery during the show. The show opens on Saturday, June 11, and runs through July 17 at the Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The goal of the iCreate program is to celebrate the diverse pieces, while allowing young artists to gain confidence and recognition from a respected institution and community. At the same time, the show encourages students to pursue their artistic and creative careers.

“This year’s show varies in style, media, and subject matter, representing what students want to express and what they find important,” says Alyssa Matte, one of the youth organizers of the iCreate show. “We hope this year’s exhibition showcases the diversity of ideas found in the surrounding communities, and reflects how students choose to depict it in their art.”

“The Bruce Museum would like to thank the local high school students who submitted work to the competition. We hope the experience encourages them to continue their creative pursuits.”

Artists compete for cash prizes from $100 to $500 for the top five honorees as well as a $250 People’s Choice Award.  Everyone is invited to vote online for the People’s Choice Award, which grants the winning artist a cash prize for the public’s favorite piece. This award will be given to an artist that submitted their work and is featured in this year’s iCreate video, shown in the gallery and online at brucemuseum.org. Votes can be cast online and in person from June 10 at 5:00 pm until July 8, 2016.  

The [email protected] team is comprised of passionate high school and college students Zachary Tesler, Viara Radoulova, Alyssa Matte, Claire Lincoln, Kaeleigh Morrill, Sophia Martignetti, Allegra Kevokian, Luke Whittaker, Molly Weinstock, and Anne Rogaar, who worked hard to put on a successful show that inspires the artists and visitors.

The exhibition is underwritten by the Cohen Foundation, Jim and Pat Murphy, and the Charles M. and Deborah G Royce Exhibition Fund, with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

Sam Agnew, Greens Farms Academy, grade 12 — Hysterics at the Botanical Gardens, oil on canvas.

Sam Agnew, Greens Farms Academy, grade 12 — Hysterics at the Botanical Gardens, oil on canvas.

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