Did you miss this year’s National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition in New York City? If so, you may have a chance to catch a segment of the works while they tour the country in the Alliance’s first-ever traveling exhibition, ART.WRITE.NOW. The roughly 100 works of art and writing on display in ART.WRITE.NOW. are merely a slice of the national exhibition which in 2010 showcased more than 600 visual and literary works from teens in grades 7 through 12 hailing from 45 states and 6 countries.

The exhibition opened on October 29 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the first stop on its tour. A special exhibition reception with Fort Wayne Museum of Art Executive Director Charles A. Shepard III and Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 6 from 4PM – 5PM.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm (until 8pm on Thursdays) and on Sundays 12pm – 5pm.

Through June 2011, ART.WRITE.NOW. will travel to the following venues and locations:

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
October 29 – December 5, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, November 6, 2010, 4-5pm

Half Price Books Headquarters, Dallas, TX
January 8 – February 12, 2011
Opening reception: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7-9pm

Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA
March 8 – April 24, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, March 18, 2011, 4-6pm

Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
May 21 – June 25, 2011
Opening reception: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 7-9pm

Can’t make it to any of the locations above? Visit the exhibition webpage to see a list of participating teens and to view an online gallery of the show.

ART.WRITE.NOW. is generously supported by Scholastic Inc., Ovation and Dick Blick Co.

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