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Opening Reception for ‘Through Your Looking Glass’

Saturday, October, 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

S.T.A.R. Seeking Fairfield County Middle and High School Student Artists for “Through Your Looking Glass”, the First of its Kind Art Showcase Highlighting the Intersection of Art, Design and Architecture on Social Justice, in partnership with The Glass House. The Art Showcase will open at The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society on October 15th and runs through October 29.

New Canaan, CT – August 30, 2022  Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.), in partnership with The Glass House, announces a special high school student Art Showcase that seeks to recognize the role of art, design and/or architecture in advancing social justice related to inclusion, equity and diversity.

Fairfield County Middle and High school students (grades 6-12 as of 9/2022) are invited to create and submit art that reflects how social justice impacts their lives. S.T.A.R seeks art submissions to inspire the viewer to think about social justice explored using architecture, art and design as a medium for expression. Art can include paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, videos/film (including TikTok style!) or architectural renderings. Christa Carr, Communications Director at The Glass House, and also a Board member of S.T.A.R said, “We are thrilled to partner with S.T.A.R on this exciting new program, empowering local middle and high school students to share their art and creativity through the lens of social justice.”

This is a true showcase, not a contest, and all student art will be exhibited at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.  The showcase opens with a reception on October 15th from 12pm-2pm and will remain on view through October 29. Students, family, friends and community members are welcome to attend.  The reception, and admission to the showcase throughout October, is free of charge.  “The S.T.A.R. student social justice art showcase will be an important part of the 2022 October4Design, New Canaan’s annual celebration of architecture, art, and design,” said Nancy Geary, Executive Director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.  “We look forward to seeing the creativity and vision of these young artists.”

All participants will have the opportunity to learn from prominent leading artists via a Zoom call on September 21 (artists to be announced) and will be invited  to share and discuss their own work with other participants after the Showcase event.  All participants will also get a chance to visit The Glass House.

  • Students must register in advance to show their intent to submit their art and to participate in the September 21 Zoom call with the artists.  Physical art, or videos, and the mandatory release form are due by October 4, The release form and additional information can be found on the S.T.A.R website (star-ct.org).

The showcase is made possible, in part, due to funding provided by the Exchange Club of New Canaan. 


About Stand Together Against Racism:

Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R) is a  501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to is to equip residents of New Canaan, CT and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism—including its history, root causes and the structures that perpetuate it— and to proactively advocate for racial equity and bias elimination. We believe that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond

S.T.A.R. Local Partners

A Better Chance, Inc. of New Canaan  | B Kind  | The Glass House  | Grace Farms Foundation  | Horizons at New Canaan Country School  | Interfaith Council of New Canaan  | LiveGirl  | NCTV New Canaan Television 79  | New Canaan CARES  | New Canaan Chamber of Commerce  | New Canaan Community Foundation  | New Canaan Country School  | New Canaan Land Trust  | New Canaan Library  | New Canaan Moms Group  | New Canaan Museum & Historical Society  | New Canaan Nature Center  | New Canaan Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee  | New Canaan YMCA | Summer Theatre of New Canaan


Saturday, October, 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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