Harrison School for the Arts Hosts Lakeland Sister Cities Young Artists & Authors Showcase
LAKELAND, FL (January 24, 2019) | Harrison School for the Arts is hosting Lakeland Sister Cities International’s “Young Artists and Authors Showcase” on February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main rotunda in front of the art gallery. An awards presentation will also take place and all entries will be displayed in the art gallery.
Artists and authors, ages 13-18 from Lakeland-area schools have been invited to submit work. This year’s theme, “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities” asks students to explore the theme, highlighting citizen diplomacy and the creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction.
Lakeland Sister Cities International (LSCI) was formed in 1990 with a mission to develop relationships with people and cities of similar interests from around the world. This unique program encourages cultural and educational exchanges, business opportunities and increased tourism through direct personal and professional relationships at the grass roots level. Lakeland has Sister City relationships with Richmond Hill, Canada; Imabari, Japan; Balti, Moldova; Chongming, China; and Portmore, Jamaica. These cities were chosen through direct ties with Lakeland citizens, interests and commitment from both cities and the rich mutual interests for cultural exchanges.
Harrison School for the Arts has been hosting this show for the past several years in partnership with Lakeland Sister Cities International. The first place winners in the local Young Artists and Young Authors competitions are entered in the national “Sister Cities” art and authors competitions. For more information on Harrison School for the Arts visit harrisonarts.com and for more information on the City of Lakeland’s Sister Cities program visit lakelandgov.net/sistercities.
This is a free event and open to the public.
Harrison School for the Arts is located at 750 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, FL 33801.