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Through Our Eyes III, a New Canaan High School art exhibition presented by the New Canaan Society for the Arts and sponsored by the New Canaan High School PFA, Vineyard Vines and Karl Chevrolet, will open on Saturday, March 1, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 28th, in the Betty Barker Gallery at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

 This will be the third year that the Carriage Barn hosts the New Canaan High School show, which features 100 works by students enrolled in several art courses, including Documentary Photography and AP Studio Art 2D Digital Media taught by Jeanne McDonagh; AP Studio Art 3D, taught by Lisa Floryshak-Windman; and Photo and Filmaking, taught by Jennifer Sinski.  The art exhibition runs through Saturday, March 15.

 Featured in the exhibit will be the NCHS student winners of Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards. They are Riley Durkin, Gold Key Award for Digital Art, Ryan McMahon, Gold Key for Photography, Lydia Melland, Silver Key for Digital Art, Samuel Reynolds, Silver Key for Film and Charles Deery, Honorable Mention for Film.

 In conjunction with the high school, the Carriage Barn Arts Center is sponsoring a Youth Photography Workshop for students ages 12 -16, on Sunday, March 9th, 2-3:30 pm, taught by Carrie Brady. Space is limited. $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Please contact the Carriage Barn to sign up. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located in Waveny Park.  For more information, call 203-972-1895 or visit www.carriagebarn.org