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星期四, 12月 22, 2016

Cranston's First Lady launches first annual "First Lady's Art Awards"

CRANSTON, RI—A lover of the arts, Cranston’s First Lady Barbara Ann Fenton is inviting local artists to share their creative spirit this holiday season by launching the first annual “First Lady’s Arts Awards” in City Hall.

Soon, City Hall will be filled with paintings, drawings and collages and several winners will get the chance to go out to Newport Creamery for ice cream with the First Lady and her husband, Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung.

The theme is “Holidays in Cranston” and Cranston artists of all ages are welcome to submit a two-dimensional work of art using any medium, from finger paints and watercolors to chalk and ink (and everything in between). 

“I can’t wait to see City Hall filled with color and creativity from the community once submissions start rolling in,” Fenton said. “This is a great activity for Cranston students on their holiday break and is an opportunity for the community to celebrate the arts together in a public space.”

Entries can be dropped off at the Mayor’s Office on the third floor of City Hall during business hours until Jan. 3 and every work will be put on display in the building through mid-February.

Winners will be selected from the following age groups: 5 and under, 6 to 7, 8 to 9, 10 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 and older. There is no age limit. 

Submissions shouldn’t be larger than 11x14 inches. The name, age, address and parent contact information for the artist must be included on the back of the submission. 

Entries will be available to be picked up after being displayed at City Hall in mid-February.