Friends, family, and artists gathered on Sunday, June 5, for the opening reception and award ceremony for the 2016 Student Art Exhibition in the Silvermine Art Galleries in New Canaan. Richard Lytle, professor emeritus at the Yale School of Art, served as the 2016 juror for the annual event, which includes new work by students who have completed at least one term of study at the Silvermine School of Art.Awards were presented in adult, youth, and junior categories and across a number of media from painting and drawing to ceramics, digital imaging, and metalwork. Wendy Fellows of Wilton won first prize in Jewelry for her work in silver, gold and aquamarine, and Amy Curley won honorable mention in Drawing for her Lily in colored pencil. In the youth category (ages 11-17), Wilton winners included Ryan McElroy, who garnered first prize in Printmaking for My City. Honorable mentions went to Stella Dubin in painting; Alexander Koutsoukos in painting; Michael McElroy in mixed media; Jonathan Greenberg in drawing; and Anika Bhagavatula in drawing. In the youth category (ages 5-10), Isabella Mouracade won first prize in Ceramics for Hypnotizer, and Lukas Koutsoukos garnered an honorable mention in drawing. Information: 203-966-9668 ext. 2 or silvermineart.org.