Four groups of MMI students received regional awards in the 2018 Interdependence Hexagon Project XII, a worldwide art competition that is designed to help youth learn about interacting with other cultures.
The group of Olivia Bartholomew, Lucy Butkiewicz, Anna Cabell, and Mackenzie Igdalsky finished first in the Theme Recognition category for best capturing the 2018 project theme of Transforming Conflict. The team of Kaitlyn Overa, Morgan Strecker, Daniella Vasquez, and Grace Warner finished second in the same category. Paige Matchick, Elizabeth O’Donnell, Alexandra Tierney and Althea Stewart received the award for Most Effective All-Over Interpretation, and Lindsay Horvat, Anna Hoxha, David Castro, and Chance Eyerly captured the award for Most Relevant to Interdependence Theme or Themes.
The International Interdependence Hexagon Project is a visual arts opportunity for young people ages 4 to 18. The project asks children to create art within the infinitely interlinking shape of a hexagon, which is used as a metaphor for interconnectedness. The Hexagon Project is held as a part of the global Interdependence Day celebration, with local events held in Scranton.
The students’ work will be on display from Sept. 7-30 at the former Things Remembered space on the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown at 300 Lackawanna Ave. in Scranton. The exhibition will open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 and a recognition event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.