Mista Oh! is pleased to announce cre8tive YouTH*ink’s selection as a local partner by The Alliance for Artists and Writers to host tours and raise awareness of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Below is a slide show of some of this year’s Gold medal winners. 

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Images courtesy of the Artist and The Alliance for Artists & Writers.

Teens in grades 7 through 12 apply in 30 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published on a national stage. This award recognizes boasts a noteworthy roster of past winners, including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and great friend of the Gallery Club – Tom Otterness.

This year, the Alliance has selected cre8tive YouTH*ink to bring the program to our local communities. To that end, on Tuesday June 14, 2011, Los Galeristas Adolescentes will host school group tours of the ART.WRITE.NOW. National Exhibition from 12:00-4:00pm (see the calendar of events here).

Cre8tive YouTH*ink interns will host student groups on a guided tour of work submitted for the competition by their same-age peers. Our guides will explain how the Alliance supports young artists and writers, and explain how kids can apply for next year’s competition. Then they’ll lead a fun hands-on activity.

Mista Oh! hopes that cre8tive YouTH*ink’s involvement with the Alliance will serve to to also raise awareness of the problems that contribute to low reading levels throughout our public-school system. We’re ready to help inner-city kids to prepare their own entries for next year’s competition.

Cre8tive YouTH*ink hosted and led group tours will be held on Tuesday June 14 from 12noon – 4pm. Tours are currently booked to capacity. To schedule a different group visit of the exhibition, please contact Nora Gomez at ngomez@artandwriting.org.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
ART.WRITE.NOW. National Exhibition
World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery
220 Vesey Street New York, NY
Click here to view map and find directions

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