Gifted young artists exhibit their work

Taylor Reynolds, aged 14, with work from the CRMZ team

Taylor Reynolds, aged 14, with work from the CRMZ team

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

IMAGINATIVE students have been inspired by artists to produce an innovative exhibition.

Young people have been working with professional artists Karen Allerton, Beth Barlow, Kevin Hunt, Jeni McConnell, and Angela Sidwell.

They ran workshops with children aged 11 to 19-years-old at Halton’s schools, CRMZ youth centre in Widnes, special schools and colleges.

Each group worked with an artist for two sessions and developed their ideas with support from their teachers.

The artists returned to discuss the final results and provide individual feedback.

A selection of the pieces is on display at The Brindley arts centre in High Street, Runcorn, until Saturday, February 16.

Organiser Halton Council's arts development officer, Louise Hesketh, said: “This year’s work is diverse and exciting, with artists and students experimenting with drawing, sculpture and artists’ books as new ways of working.

"The work on display is brand new, created with energy, enthusiasm and a lot of work beyond the usual curriculum.”

Responses from artists, students, youth leaders and teachers are also on show.

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