1st place, Julia Lin, Remember Me, oil on canvas, Ridgefield High School, Grade 11
2nd place, Dhruv Franklin, Interspecific Competition, digital painting, Byram Hills High School, Grade 12
3rd place, Asilbek Akmalov, Construction Day, water color on paper, High School of Art and Design, Grade 12.
Youth@Bruce award, Michael Barletta, The Veteran, digital drawing, Harrison High School, Grade 12
Honorable Mention, Maisie Prince, Presence, monoprint, Staples High School, Grade 11
Honorable Mention, Dear Liu, Bill Evans, oil on board, The Hotchkiss School, Grade 12
June 8, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Bruce Museum will showcase its 10th annual iCreate exhibition that features art by regional high school students.
The Bruce Museum spotlights the creative energy and vitality of fine art created by regional high school students in the 10th annual iCreate exhibition. The show features 53 jury-selected artworks, and centers on an array of works infused with the creative spirit and impactful voices of budding young artists. iCreate serves as an outlet for these emerging artists, amplifying the scope of their pieces’ influence and providing the community a glimpse into local artistic potential. The works are of diverse mediums and explore different themes ranging from critiques of traditional social constructs, to playful portraits, to statements regarding animal extinction.
The exhibition is organized by nine high school seniors who compose the Bruce Museum’s Youth@Bruce Committee: Isabelle Hole, Darien High School; Madalynn Stewart, Greenwich High School; Reed Putnam, Horace Greeley High School; Ann Pakhayev, New Canaan High School; Zoe Swiss and Dani Cronin, Byram Hills High School; Manya Kula and Sara Frankenthaler, Scarsdale High School; Alexandra Kirk, Rye High School.
“This regional exhibition inspires enigmatic young minds to embrace their unique styles and to engage with the ideas of other artists in their age group,” said Pakhayev. “As a two-time participant in iCreate, I think that the amount of confidence that emerges in young artists who are selected is extremely valuable.”
“The volume of artwork we received was breathtaking. Stunning technique and thought-provoking content made selection for the final exhibit quite difficult,” noted Kirk. “The end result encompasses some of the best talent in the area and will certainly awe and inspire all audiences.”
Following the juried evaluation process, an opening celebration on June 7 will celebrate seven honorees who will be awarded prizes from $100 to $500. A People’s Choice Award will be determined with public input and will be announced on July 14. In order to have a voice in the voting process, make sure to visit iCreate!
The exhibition is underwritten by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund with generous support from Gale Lawrence, Susan and Bill Mahoney, Berkley One, A Berkley Company, and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
The first iCreate corporate award, was presented to Devin Wong, Horace Greeley High School, Junior, by Kathleen Tierney, President of Berkley One, (A Berkley Company).