2013 - Illuminate! Bringing My Culture to Light

ArtLink 2012-2013 Theme Assignment: 

We asked our participating artists to create pieces of art that illuminate (make understandable, clarify) an aspect of their culture that was particularly meaningful to them, one that expresses a cultural value they wanted to share.

The artists were also asked to include a natural, man-made, or even symbolic source of light in their pieces. This exhibition highlights the talents of over 300 young artists from 22 countries. Their work was selected from well over 5500 pieces that were produced as part of Creative Connections’ ArtLink program for the 2012-13 school year.

Art Partners of the Year

International Partners of the Year: Mihara Junior High School, Mihara City, Japan
Coordinator: Seiji Fukazawa

This collection of work included a variety of colorful and thoughtful pieces, taking the viewer into their homes, schools, rice fields, ramen noodle stands, tatami rooms, and fish shops.

US Partner of the Year: Curie Metro High School, Chicago, IL
Art Teacher: Joe Royer

Curie High School artists expressed pride in the diversity of their cultural backgrounds (Hispanic, Polish, Chinese, etc.) while creating insightful art pieces illustrating such values as love of family, traditions, gender equality and independence, and religion.

Participating Countries

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