On Thursday, May 3rd, I had the great pleasure of attending the Young at Art Awards at Centrepointe Theatre along with some of my Councillor colleagues – Councillor Wilkinson, Councillor Qaqish, and Councillor Darouze.
Young at Art is an annual arts program for young and emerging artists to showcase their works and gain recognition.
The program began 22 years ago at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and has grown into a citywide event, with the participation of youth artists from east, west and central Ottawa. Last year’s call to artists received submissions of artwork from 169 youth representing 51 Ottawa schools.
I was pleased to award this year’s judge’s choice award to Ashley Tang from Stittsville. Ashley’s work will be exhibited at City of Ottawa community galleries!
I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Ashley and all of the other winners from across the City! Be sure to keep an eye out for this outstanding young artist.