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MUSEUM CALLS UPON YOUNG STUDENTS TO RESPOND CREATIVELY TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The Bruce Museum Junior Art Competition 2020: Seeing and Feeling During the Pandemic. Image credit: Mariya Sokolova, Greenwich.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has announced a new art competition that will highlight the talents and concerns of the coming generation of young artists. Developed for children in grades kindergarten through grade 8, the art competition asks kids to use their creativity to share their unique experiences during this unprecedented health crisis.
Robert Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch executive director, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to show how younger artists are using their creativity to express themselves. Art truly does inspire and it will help us all get through these trying times.”
Artwork, created in any medium, with one submission per artist, can be submitted electronically as one (1) image per two-dimensional work or two (2) images for three-dimensional pieces via email to jrartcomp@brucemuseum.org. Information required for the submission includes artist’s name, age, current grade at school, title of work and medium of work. Parents, please note: submission of artwork constitutes adult guardian permission to participate, as well as rights to use images for promotional or other uses by the Bruce Museum.
Awards will be offered for two age groups, grades K-4 and grades 5-8.
“These are uncharted territories for students and with schools no longer in session, we wanted to find a new way to channel their creative expression,” said Felicity Kostakis, who along with fellow Museum volunteers Lily deJongh Downing and Cricket Lockhart, will serve as judges for the art competition.
Deadline for entries is June 15. Winners will be announced on June 19 and their artwork will be exhibited virtually on a dedicated website. For complete details and rules about the Bruce Museum Junior Art Competition 2020, visit the “Events” page at brucemuseum.org.

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