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Join Fleisher Art Memorial for a reception celebrating this year’s recipient of the Ella King Torrey Young Artist Prize. Friends, supporters, young artists and their families will gather at Cherry Street Pier, where our Young Artists’ Exhibition will be on view. We’ll enjoy brief remarks from the Torrey family, Fleisher Children & Youth Staff, and some young artists.
Bring your whole family, participate in a ColorWheels art project, and celebrate Fleisher’s young artists with us!
About the Ella King Torrey Young Artist Prize
The Ella King Torrey Young Artist Prize honors Ella King Torrey (1957-2003), who was a passionate supporter of individual artists. Ella King began her professional career at the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1985 and later established the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, considered the most prestigious measure of accomplishment for artists in the region. The Ella King Torrey Young Artist Prize was established by Ella King’s mother, Ella Russell Torrey in 2008 and celebrates Ella’s joy, excitement and commitment to artists by encouraging exceptional teenage students at Fleisher. An award of $1,000 is given to one young artist each year to support his or her continued development in the arts and increase exposure to opportunities in the arts.
This year’s award is particularly meaningful as we mourn the loss of Ella Russell Torrey, who passed away last year. We are delighted to be able to honor Mrs. Torrey’s legacy in July with an in-person award celebration, and to continue her tradition of empowering teen artists and their craft.
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