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Public Reception Held for "Painting Inspiration: FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE"

Katie Coakley
Emma Willard School senior Hyeyon “Stella” Rim held a public reception for her exhibition “Painting Inspiration: FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region on Friday, January 25. The exhibition features works created by children at the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE) Center in Albany, NY, where she leads art classes weekly.
 
Stella found her passion for art when she moved to Canada from Korea as a child and says it allowed her to overcome barriers and thrive as she settled into a new country. She believes art is a form of communication that transcends nationality, ethnicity, and language.
 
“Just as art opened new doors to me in a new country, I wanted to help open a new door to refugee children in the U.S.,” she said.
 
The exhibit will run through Friday, February 22 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.
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    • Stella R. and some of the works for sale to benefit the RISSE Center

    • Emma students visited the exhibition to show their support

    • Some of the works on display at the Arts Center of the Capital Region

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