Beyond the Book
Between June 1 and Aug. 31, teens ages 13-19 were invited to submit a work of art promoting something that they read this summer for our first annual Beyond the Book Contest, our creative arts contest for teens. The showcase for the contest was held on Sept. 22 at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library. At the event, four winners were announced in the categories of Writing, Illustration, Music and Photography. Entries were judged on artistic skill and creativity by Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+ and on reading promotion by DC Public Library staff. At the showcase, teen participants, friends and family were treated to performances by teen performers BUN, crafts, and pizza! Participants were also given the opportunity to present their pieces and mix and mingle with their fellow artists.