Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Children and Teens’ Spring Art Celebration. The vibrant exhibit of emerging talent was held this past weekend at the thriving creative centre. The exhibition showcased over 250 creative works by VAM students including paintings, drawings, clay works and more!  
The local community voted for the top three artists. The winners are:

  • 1st Place: Angela Chimienti was awarded for her piece, “Bookworm”
  • 2nd Place: Yuhan Lu was awarded for his piece, “Time Zones”
  • 3rd Place: Jingwen Li was awarded for her piece, “Watermelon Bowl and Spoon”

VAM thanks award sponsor, Curry’s Artist’s Materials, who donated three special Prize Packs which were awarded on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The First place winner also received a complimentary Summer Teen’s Art Course presented by VAM.

“Once again, the Children and Teens’ Spring Art Celebration was a resounding success!” explains VAM Arts Education Coordinator Lisa Robinson.  “With hundreds of entries to choose from, students, parents, friends and guests voted for their three favourites for the People’s Choice awards. We would like to congratulate all of our students for their contributions to this exhibition and most especially our three winners.  We would also like to acknowledge our instructors and volunteers for preparing and displaying the work so beautifully. Thank you to everyone for making VAM such a wonderful place for youthful creativity and imagination to flourish!”

ABOUT VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD:  VAM was founded in 1978 and strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. VAM offers a variety of studio arts courses for adults, teens and children as well as summer camps, school programs, exhibitions, Artsy Parties and ArtReach for schools and corporate team-building. VAM is located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Please call (905)-277-4313 or visit for more details.

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