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Kids Art Festival 2019

The “People" have voted, and the winner is…. Kini-Analysa McCalmon, of Schenectady, won first place in the teen division AND the People’s Choice award. With a grand total of nearly 300 votes from folks attending SummerNight on July 12 and Comic Con at the Karen Johnson Schenectady County Public Library on Clinton Street on July 13, McCalmon was judged the favorite of seven entries. McCalmon impressed with her unique approach to the necessity of laughter and friendship. McCalmon said she likes to add her own twist to pictures she likes. “I imagined the little characters as myself, I was making myself smile,” McCalmon said. “I drew this to say that everyone had a friend within themselves. I drew a butterfly at the side to represent everyone’s inner child because at some point in our childhood…
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