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Duquesne University Gallery to Showcase Designs by Area Youth

Digital artwork of friends, created by children and teens will be exhibited in the Les Idees Gallery at Duquesne University  July 24 to July 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is a product of a free community outreach program for children ages 10-18, run by TeleCommunity Studio at Duquesne University.

Following the theme “Awesome Friends,” students have produced portraits, sketches or caricatures using digital imagery and animations, portraying life experiences and shared moments with friends.

“TeleCommunity provides studio experiences for local young people, including children with special needs, children from low-income backgrounds and young women interested in technology and graphics,” said program director Robert Dunn, assistant adjunct professor in the studio art program and instructor for the interactive media department. “Because the children have grown up with technology, they arrive at the studio with a natural set of skills that allows us to focus on the conceptual aspects of developing themes and ideas.”

Students attend the program three weekend afternoons a month during the academic year and for two weeks in the summer. A free exhibit, in the gallery at Room 301 of the Duquesne Union, culminates the program each July.

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