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'Through Our Eyes' features NCHS art students

"Through Our Eyes III," a New Canaan High School art exhibition presented by the New Canaan Society for the Arts, will open Saturday, March 1, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Betty Barker Gallery at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park.

This marks the third year that the Carriage Barn hosts the NCHS show, which features 100 works by students enrolled in several art courses, including documentary photography, studio art, digital media, photography and filmmaking.

The NCHS student winners of the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards also will be featured. They are Riley Durkin, Gold Key Award for Digital Art; Ryan McMahon, Gold Key for Photography; Lydia Melland, Silver Key for Digital Art; Samuel Reynolds, Silver Key for Film; and Charles Deery, Honorable Mention for Film.

The art exhibition runs through Saturday, March 15.

Admission to the reception, which is sponsored by the New Canaan High School PFA, Vineyard Vines and Karl Chevrolet, is free.

Additionally, in conjunction with the high school, the Carriage Barn Arts Center is sponsoring a youth photography workshop for students ages 12 to 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, taught by Carrie Brady. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call 203-972-1895.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For information, visit www.carriagebarn.org.

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