If you want to get a sneak peek at our nation’s next generation of great writers, painters, sculptors, fashion designers and filmmakers, here’s your chance.
The works of the teenage winners of the 2010 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards — which are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers — are on display at the World Financial Center’s Courtyard Gallery, now through June 25. For the bargain price of $0 (yes, it’s free), visitors can see film, video, animation, writing, photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, drawing, graphic design and ceramics exhibits from some of the most talented young artists around.
As an added incentive, past winners include the likes of filmmaker Robert Redford (Mr. “Sundance Kid” himself), painter Andy Warhol (perhaps you’ve seen his painting of Marilyn Monroe?), sculptor Tom Otterness (his Real World sculptures decorate Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City) and fashion designer Zac Posen (his dresses make the likes of Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez look good — real good — on their red-carpet jaunts).
So, basically, right this very second residents of Battery Park City have the opportunity to discover (for free, no less) the creative souls who will be defining the American arts for years to come. Sounds like something you might want to take advantage of, doesn’t it?