48 talented young artists are getting the chance to display their works of art at the Bruce Museum. Museum staff and interns have grown the iCreate exhibit over the past four years.
"They got enthusiastic and took on projects for the museum. They would choose one or two projects, and ended up organizing an art show for their peers. That has now developed into a far regional exhibition," said Ann Vonstuelpnagel, the Director of Exhibitions at Bruce Museum
The 2014 iCreate exhibit not only showcases student art, but connects two far away places.
"The Bruce Museum came to me to ask if I could bring some information to China for this project. I was very glad to bring the brochure and information to China," said Greenwich High School teacher Lin Young.
"Asian Society has built up a 'Confucius Classroom' network of 100 exemplary Chinese language programs in the United States nationwide. Greenwich is one exemplary one. Each of our Chinese programs are partnered with a school in China. Greenwich High School is partnered with Tianjin No. 2 High School. These students art works are from Tianjin No. 2 High School," said Yun Qin, the Senior Program Associate at the Asian Society.
"We can kind of get international students art and bring it back here. It has a big effect because you have the artists here looking at their work, and they can now see something form abroad, and see what other kids from another cultural environment are doing with their art," said Max Pena, a Bruce Museum intern.
But no matter where the artists come from, they are honored to be showcased at the Bruce.
"I was really excited. I was like maybe it can help me get into college because I'm going to art school," said iCreate artist Tilly Griffiths.
The public can vote online for their favorite iCreate submission. The winner of this People's Choice Award will be announced on June 15 at the museums's Chinese Family Day. The exhibit will run until July 6.