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Artwork by students from nearly 30 New England secondary schools shapes the Milton “Art with a Social Conscience,” exhibit, hosted by Milton Academy during the weekend of April 20 and 21 in the Robert Saltonstall Gymnasium.

Themes of identity, diversity and justice inspire the 300 works. The students, from grades nine through twelve, used a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, ceramics and photography. A special section of the show is devoted to responses to the events of September 11.

This year’s judges include: Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe photographer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Elizabeth Awalt, award-winning painter and former Boston College professor; Laura Blacklow, a professor at Harvard and at the Museum School; Ken Hruby of the Boston Sculptors Group; and Tim Hamill, owner of the Hamill Gallery of African Art and former Milton art faculty member.

The show will be open to Milton Academy students on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. during arts night. It will be open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. An awards ceremony and reception will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

“Art with a Social Conscience” is organized by the Art Association of New England Preparatory Schools, with funding provided by the Ralph Bradley Family Trust.