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Around Town : Art. Write. Now.

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I wanted to share with you a very special exhibit I saw over the weekend entitled Art. Write. Now. The show is packed with over five hundred works of art made by children in grades 7-12, all of whom have been recognized by the noteworthy non-profit The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Each year (for 89 years running, mind you), students are identified for their outstanding works of art and writing via the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These teenage prodigies join the ranks of past award winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Zac Posen, and many more.

Below are some of my favorite picks from the show, as well as installation shots from the exhibition.

This painting is by Batrek Yassa. He is seventeen years old..

Painting by Dayln Gillentin, age thirteen (!)

Love this sculpture by Elise Wunderlich, age eighteen.

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Love the salon-style way these works are displayed.

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Amazing dresses out of unique materials.

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If you live in New York or will be visiting this week, you've got to see this show! The exhibit runs from 12pm - 6pm at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design (66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street) - it's free and open to the public until Saturday, June 16th. If you can't make it, learn more about the inspiring non-profit here.

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