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06/14/2013

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A&E BRIEFS Wade Turner with his teacher, Jeff Cornwell, and Wade's artwork, It's All Up to You Now. Contributed photo BOOKER HIGH STUDENT WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD IN EXHIBIT It's All Up to You Now, Booker High School student Wade Turner's depiction of an older person passing the world and a paintbrush to his young apprentice, has won the People's Choice Award for the 2013 Embracing Our Differences annual outdoor juried art exhibit, Embracing Our Differences has announced. "Nothing lasts forever," writes Wade in his artist's statement for the work. "Even in our complex society some things need assistance to continue. Like the master and apprentice in my painting, everything the master has learned for himself will be bestowed to the child so he can grow, learn and present to the next generation of the world." A cash award of $1,000 was recently presented to Booker's Visual and Performing Arts pro- Michael Shelton, executive director of Emgram in recognition of Wade's achievement, a bracing Our Differences, says in the news renews release says. lease that more than 1,000 people complet-

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