Student artwork featured in aquarium exhibition

Three Middlebrook students’ drawings are featured in the 18th International Children’s Art Exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

Max English, Cate McCabe and Alex Myers’ works of art are among the 141 works created by children from 22 countries.

The free exhibition will be on display in the Maritime Aquarium’s IMAX Theater lobby  until Sept. 1.

The theme of this year’s international art show is “Food for Thought,” and it showcases drawings and paintings by children ages 8 to 18.

The children were asked to illustrate values or beliefs that are important to their cultures, and were challenged to show a food being cultivated, prepared, used or eaten.

Max’s “Apple Picking with My Family” drawing depicts two parents and two children on an outing in an orchard.

Cate drew a picture of her dad grilling dinner next to a set table on a porch in her “Weekend Cookout” illustration.

Alex’s drawing, “A Night at the Movies,” shows a bucket of popcorn in a movie theater.

Creative Connections, which presents the annual exhibition, is a nonprofit international cultural exchange organization that encourages young people to be aware, understanding and appreciative of different cultures.

In previous years, American students’ illustrations have been exchanged with pieces by students overseas, allowing insights into other cultures.

For information about the Maritime Aquarium’s exhibits, call 203-852-0700 or visit maritimeaquarium.org.