The Hope Gap Project, through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, aimed to bring a wider diversity of student artists to enter their work into the Scholastic Awards. That’s the oldest source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country.
The idea was to inspire students through virtual meetings with successful artists who come from similar backgrounds.
A senior from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne is headed to Carnegie Hall.
A photograph by Jessica Lineman won a national Scholastic Art and Writing Award – the longest running source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country. The national awards will be given out Friday in New York.
Past winners include everyone from Sylvia Plath to Andy Warhol to Lena Dunham.
In Fort Wayne, the Scholastic program is run through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and has grown to be recognized as one of the best in the country.
Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is November 1st and 2nd. It's an ancient holiday that is still widely celebrated throughout Latin America. The celebration commemorates the souls of loved ones with food, music, and altars that pay homage. Now the holiday is becoming more main stream. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art holds an annual community exhibit and family celebration, where some locals are maintain their traditions, and others discover them for the first time.