2009 – Windows: Looking out, Looking in

    ArtLink 2008-9 Theme: For this year’s program, all participating young artists were asked to select the view from a window as the subject of their art pieces. It could be a window at home, at school, at a local store, in a church, in a bus, in a prison… indeed anyplace that has a window.It can depict what one literally sees at any time of day or night, or what one sees in the mind or in a dream. The artists were asked to think of a scene that tells something important and/or meaningful about their way of life – and then to paint or draw that culturally revealing scene.

    We think you’ll enjoy the richness and amazing variety in the pieces they created.

    This exhibition highlights the talents of over 200 young artists from 40 countries. Their work was selected from well over 3,800 pieces that were produced as part of Creative Connections’ ArtLink program for the 2008-9 school year.

    Congratulations to the 2009 winners!!!!!!

    Creative Connections’ eighth annual “Art Partners of the Year” honors were awarded to:

    International Partners of the Year: Sperrin Integrated College, Co. L’Derry Northern Ireland
    Art Teacher: Sharon Maxwell
    The Irish art is both bold and lyrical. The use of rich color makes this collection a stand-out.

    US Partner of the Year: Francis Parker School, San Diego CA
    Art Teacher: David Marienthal
    The art students at Francis Parker School take us from home to sports to current issues. Collectively the pieces give a balanced, insightful view into US culture.

    Special thanks to

    Our ArtLink partner teachers from all over the world who inspired their young student artists to create such wonderful, insightful art.

    Alyssa Nollman, Betsy Back, Carol Glassmeyer, Karen Chin , Lizzy Rockwell, Mindy Green, and Roz McCarthy for selecting the art pieces for this show.

    This exhibit also includes pieces created by children attending mainstream and special education classrooms working with VSA arts affiliate schools and centers around the world. Look for the VSA arts logo that accompany these pieces.

    To learn more about VSA arts, go to www.vsarts.org

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