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42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance

Hartford Youth Art Renaissance, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance
April 25 – May 24, 2015

Creativity takes center stage in this inspiring exhibition produced in partnership with Hartford Public Schools. Join us as we celebrate the 42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance with a collection of approximately 100 exemplary artworks created by students in kindergarten through grade 12, on view at the museum and at Hartford Public Library Downtown, located at 500 Main Street, Hartford. An audio guide of select students’ reflections on their masterpieces will accompany the installations. Come revel in the artistic excellence of Hartford youth and leave inspired!

The Hartford Youth Art Renaissance has fostered the future artistic leaders of Hartford since its establishment as a community art contest in 1973 and continues to do so as part of our Community Engagement Initiative, launched in 2008 with the goal of providing greater access to the museum.

View some student artworks from the 42nd Hartford Youth Art Renaissance.

2015 HYAR Award Recipients

Awards of Excellence

HYAR 2015 - Austin
Zerafia Austin
Pure Water
Thirman L. Milner School
Grade 3

Jania Jackson
Betances STEM Magnet School
Grade 5

HYAR 2015 - Torres
Devin Torres
Breakthrough Magnet School, South Campus
Grade 8

HYAR 2015 - Sikand
Janvi Sikand
Big Plans
STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher
Grade 8

HYAR 2015 - Aware
Andrea Aware
Bulkeley High School Upper
Grade 11

HYAR 2015 - Clarke
Alonzo Clarke
Koi Fish
Weaver Culinary Arts Academy
Grade 12

Audience Favorite Award

HYAR 2015 - Gomez
Arielis Gomez
Puerto Rico Coqui
Dr. Michael D. Fox School
Grade 7

Hartford Art School Artist of Promise Award

HYAR 2015 - Cotto
Airam Cotto
Smoke Over the Volcano
Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker
Grade 1

High School Portfolio Awards

Joseph Pouncey
Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School
Grade 12

Shamoya Hanson
Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School
Grade 12