Winners of the RED Bookshelf 1000 Word Contest

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The RED Bookshelf, Albany Barn and the Albany Center Gallery are excited to announce the winners of our 1,000 word for $1,000 contest! 

This community contest was brought to you by The RED Bookshelf, Albany Barn, and Albany Center Gallery. #CapitalWalls is a partnership between Albany Barn, Albany Center Gallery, and Albany Parking Authority. This contest is a part of ACG's LOOK! Youth Art Series.

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The winners are Zora S. Miller, Anya Miller, Kyla Rosen, Paige Huntsman, and Talia Marshall! 

Each participant was inspired by a CapitalWalls Mural throughout downtown Albany. Click each name below to see their writing and which mural they were inspired by.

Zora S. Miller's Essay Inspired by Liz Zunon's "Geraldine's Reverie"

Anya Miller's Essay Inspired by Cara Hanley's "Illuminated" 

Kyla Rosen's Essay Inspired by Rosie Sunshine's "Courage"

Paige Huntsman's Essay Inspired by Nick Walker's "Love Goes On"

Talia Marshall's Essay Inspired by Michael Conlin's "Bluebirds"

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LOOK! Youth Art Donors & Supporters

(as of 6/1/2021)

Anonymous, Dorice Brickman, Ellen B. Brickman, Lisa Brown, Charles Buchanan, Steven C. Carberry, James Carr, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc (CDPHP), Krysia Cording, Dale Crisafulli, Maria DeAngelo, Kevin & Cindi Dubner, Fenimore Asset Management, Eugene & Barbara Garber, Honorable James Gaughan & Keith Lee, Benjamin Gleeksman & Belinda Colon, Carlsbury Gonzalez, Robin & Larry Gordon, Kirby Haizlip, Jessica Hansen, William M. Harris & Holly Katz, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Camille & Kevin Jobin-Davis, Mary P. LaFleur, Lori Lawrence, M&T Charitable Foundation, Willie Marlowe, Lisa Miller, Annette Nanes, Mary Catherine O'Neill, John & Patty Paduano, Georgiana G. Panton, Rita Papandrea, David Phaff, Ellie Prakken & John Smolinsky, Price Chopper Golub Foundation, Susan Richardson, Rosemarie Rosen, Susan Schmader, Donald Stauffer, Stewart's Holiday Match, Theresa Swidorski, Congressman Paul Tonko, Stephen Tyson, Edytta Wojnar


Thank you to Bank of America for their generous support of the LOOK! Youth Art Program. 

Special thanks to the Duane X Arts Foundation for their on-going involvement and uplifting of LOOK! Youth Art Program.