MSMS 8th Grader Navya Garg to be Published in The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts

24 04 2018

Burlington, MA: Navya Garg’s photography, “Chameleon” was selected for publication in The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, the only statewide print and online publication featuring jury-selected artwork, photography, poetry and creative writing by students in grades 8 to 12. Navya Garg is an 8th grader at Marshall Simonds Middle School.

“Chameleon” was selected from over 700 works submitted by teens from schools and community organizations across the Commonwealth. All published works are juror-selected to ensure artistic excellence. Through this selective process, The Marble Collection, nonprofit publisher of The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, strives to assemble the most diverse and acclaimed collection of work.

When describing her work Garg says, “Chameleon represents the diversity in the personalities of Humans. It develops the idea that people have more than one trait that makes them who they are, and who they are becoming. In addition the  chameleon’s ability to change color and blend into its surroundings adds to the message that we all try to fit in todays cruel society.”

After being selected for published, Navya Garg participated in The Marble Collection’s free Mentoring for Publication Workshop, in which she was paired one-to-one with a college student mentor to develop their 21st century skills through four steps: create, respond, connect, and present. In the 6-week workshop, teens explore the creative process, edit their work for publication and exhibition, and learn to present their artistic visions to audiences.

“Navya’s commitment to her craft and the workshop made her a pleasure to work with over the last six weeks. She has a true passion for art that shows through her work. Navya is full of great ideas and a drive to pursue all that art has to offer.” – Rebecca Foote; mentor.

As for her future work, Garg says, “In the future, I hope to continue to create artwork that sends a message. Artwork that makes people feel understood; makes them feel good about themselves and the world.” High-quality framed prints and canvases of  “Chameleon” can be purchased on The Marble Collection’s e-Gallery at www.themarblecollection.org/egallery.

The Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts is set for release in mid-May and can be purchased online at www.themarblecollection.org/subscribe. Published teens will be honored at The Marble Collection’s annual magazine release gala, Spring into Art, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm at UMass Boston’s Harbor Gallery. The gala will feature an exhibition and sale of jury-selected teen artwork and a program of teens reading their original creative writing. Students receive free admission. General Admission tickets can be purchased for $25.00 at https://themarblecollection.networkforgood.com.

About The Marble Collection [TMC]

The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the only Massachusetts statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, photography, poetry and creative writing by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC pairs its teens one-to-one with college student mentors in its Mentoring for Publication Workshop to develop their 21st century skills through four steps: create, respond, connect, and present. In the 6-week workshop, teens explore the creative process, edit their work for publication and exhibition, and learn to present their artistic visions to audiences. At a time when budget cuts and an emphasis on standardized testing mean that fewer teens in Massachusetts have access to the arts, TMC collaborates with 200 Massachusetts schools and community groups to publish and mentor 125 teen writers and artists each school year. For additional information please visit: http://www.themarblecollection.org.

 

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