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Winners of the 2018 Building Communities Youth Art Contest Announced

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Building Hope Community Event

  April 23, 2018


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ALBANY, NY - The Office of the Albany County District Attorney and Albany Barn, Inc. are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Building Communities Youth Art Contest. The contest was open to middle and high school students enrolled in any school throughout Albany County. The participants were challenged to create a piece of art that reflects the beauty in their community, and the areas in their life for which they are grateful for, which may include nature, relationships, and positive opportunities they’ve been given. 


The 7th Annual Building Communities Youth Art Contest is a joint effort between the Albany County District Attorney’s Office and Albany Barn to provide youth the opportunity to use art as a form of expression. The Albany Barn is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a permanent and sustainable 21st century creative arts incubator and community art center in the former St. Joseph's Academy. Learn more about the Albany Barn here.


The winning artwork will be on display at the Office of the Albany County District Attorney’s Community Justice Outreach Center, a community space located at 155 Clinton Ave., Albany and open to the public Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. The Community Justice Outreach Center links the Albany County community with the Office of the Albany County District Attorney, by providing community based alternative to incarceration initiatives, community outreach and crime prevention/reduction programming. The Community Justice Outreach Center also provides the public with the space and resources for employment, educational, and community oriented needs.


The winners were selected by Albany County District Attorney David Soares and Kristen Holler, Albany Barn Executive Director; as well as other support staff from both the Albany Barn and District Attorney’s Office. The Office of the Albany County District Attorney would like to extend a special thanks to the many generous Capital Region businesses that donated prizes for the winning artists. The sponsors include Stewarts Shops, Hannaford, Tri-City Valley Cats, Chipotle, Arlene’s Artist, Honest Weight and more.

About the Winners:

Middle School:
Nicole Chen – Top Winner, Sand Creek Middle School, 7th Grade
Zykier Meseck – Runner Up, Tony Clement Center for Education, 7th Grade
Lazihya Trimino – Honorable Mention, Kipp Tech Valley Charter School, 8th Grade

High School:
Julie Di Cioccio – Top Winner, Albany High School, 10th Grade
Manuela Jimenez – Runner Up, Albany High School, 11th Grade
Navi Shaw – Honorable Mention, Colonie Central High School, 11th Grade 







For more information please contact the Community Justice Outreach Center at (518) 275- 4735



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