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Four EMS ISD high school students accepted into The Modern Museum's Teen Artist Project

BHS artists Madeline Smith, Ariel Bergamini, and Faith Privett pose for a picture.   WHS artist Carolyn Wood poses for a picture.

Boswell HS: Madeline Smith, Ariel Bergamini, Faith Privett, Watson HS: Carolyn Wood


Boswell High School art students Madeline Smith, Ariel Bergamini, and Faith Privett and Watson High School student Carolyn Wood have been accepted into The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's prestigious Teen Artist Project.

The Modern’s Teen/Artist Project is an ongoing program in which the museum partners with regional and national artists to expand the art practice and knowledge of young, aspiring artists chosen through a portfolio and application process. The program accepts 15-20 high school students for an eight-month course. They meet on Sundays at the museum to receive art instruction from area professional artists.

"These serious artists will broaden their definition of contemporary art and how art professionals work and think today," Boswell art teacher Amy Jenkins said. "This experience with The Modern's Teen Artist Project gives our students the opportunity to work with area working artists, architects, and designers making art in the Modern's studio to learn the many possibilities for their future in the world of art production. I am very proud of my Boswell students!"

Watson Principal Melanie Stitt agreed.

"I am so proud of Carolyn," Stitt said. "Her artwork is amazing and her attention to detail is superb!"

In May, they will showcase their art in an exhibition at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth.

To learn more about this program, visit The Modern's website at