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Young artists ‘react' through artwork in museum exhibit


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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts invites you to "react" to its latest exhibit; that's what local artists were asked to do to be involved in the show.

Kids from about 7 years old to 18 years old were shown a painting from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection then expand on it, or translate it, through their own artwork.

"I was really impressed with the children's ability to expound," museum visitor Tiffany Holloway said.

"It's a way kids can learn about it, spend time with it; and [it] gives them ideas they might not have thought about," said Megan Hallett, curator of education at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Some kids were given canvas to express themselves with paint, others shadow boxes. Other than the different mediums, there were no rules, and there were no right or wrong answers or reactions. "I think that their reactions were excellent," Hallett.

The kids will get to have their art displayed until mid-May. For more information on the exhibit CLICK HERE.

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