Pratt Manhattan Gallery recently featured an exhibition of work by students in grades seven through 12 who won national awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing program. The exhibition, titled Art.Write.Now.2017 National Exhibition, was on view from June 2-12 and included approximately 135 works of art, along with selections of award-winning writing from students from across the nation.
Along with the exhibition, a day of celebration was held at Pratt Manhattan on June 9 that was attended by Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte. The day’s events included an educator’s breakfast featuring an Editorial Cartoon Presentation and Workshop presented by Pratt Associate Degree Programs Visiting Assistant Professor Thomas Palmer; an Albers Color Workshop for students facilitated by Pratt Associate Degree Programs Visiting Instructor Professor Wilfredo Ortega; a panel discussion featuring student poets; and open mic readings in which student award winners shared their work.
Administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running scholarship and recognition program for students in grades seven through 12. A record-breaking 330,000 entries were submitted this year in the Awards’ 29 categories, which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, video game design, and more. Students representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and American schools abroad received national recognition.
Image: Work on display at the Art.Write.Now.2017 National Exhibition