The City of Southlake and Southlake Sister Cities will host the 2012 Young Artists and Authors Showcase from December 16, 2012 – January 25, 2013 in the Town Hall lobby. The showcase is an annual competition hosted by Sister Cities International (SCI) that encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of SCI through original artwork and literature. A designated theme is announced each year, and participating students submit their work through their local SCI affiliate to Washington D.C. where a panel of judges selects the winners based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation. After the finalists for art and literature have been announced, they embark on a year-long tour hosted by local sister city programs on a monthly basis.
This year, Southlake Carroll student Yasaman Sahba was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. Her piece “Interconnection” has been traveling the nation with other top 10 finalists’ pieces since July, and will be prominently featured in the Southlake Town Hall lobby display. To find out more about Ms. Sahba’s artwork, click here.
Southlake Sister Cities will host a reception this Sunday, December 16 to kickoff the Young Artists and Authors Showcase display. The reception will be from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Town Hall Lobby and is open to the public. Please come by and see the beautiful artwork and congratulate Yasman Sahba.