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Student Wins Greenwich Bruce Museum's iCreate People's Choice Award

Kathy Flores won the Bruce Museum's iCreate People's Choice Award for her painting "Koi Fish."
Kathy Flores won the Bruce Museum's iCreate People's Choice Award for her painting "Koi Fish." Photo Credit:

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Kathy Flores recently won the Bruce Museum's iCreate People's Choice Award for her painting "Koi Fish."

The People's Choice Award generated 1,200 votes from online and in-person visitors.

Flores is a recent graduate of the High School of Art & Design in New York City. She also was the 2015 recipient of four honorable mentions, two silver and one gold award from the 2015 National Scholastic Awards, as well as being a featured artist in the Times Square Advertising Coalition five-day public art presentation featuring works by public school students from the five boroughs, according to a press release. Her art also was featured in Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2015 New York Youth exhibition, according to a press release.

iCreate is organized each year by the museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, as a way for youth volunteers to have a meaningful experience at the museum and obtain various job skills to enhance their resume. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place, as well as honorary mention winners.

The People's Choice Award is decided by public vote online at the museum's website and by museum visitors.

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