Youthful artists earn awards
PINE MEADOW — Students at the Ann Raymond Center for the Arts recently won awards in the Paul G. Keough Earth Arts Program.According to Raymond, 13 of her students, who are from Winsted, Colebrook, Barkhamsted, New Hartford and Canton, submitted conservation-themed artwork to the program. The program, which takes artwork from students from kindergarten through sixth grade, is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Children are more into recycling, saving energy and water much more than adults are,” Raymond said. Artwork submitted by the students including drawings encouraging wind power, recycling clothes and toys, composting and cleaning up litter. Award winners were Roka Reid, Istvan Reid, Ava Qytesa, Sara Chappel, Howard Truax, Jack Kaszas, Piper Gibson, Taylor Chambers, Jack Chambers, Aran Dyndiuk, Cassie Ibitz, Olivia Boyan and Jacob Boyan.