Huntington announces High School Art Exhibit winners
Huntington, Ind.-The winners of Huntington University's fourth annual High School Art Exhibit were recently named at an artists' reception.
The exhibit will run through Feb. 19 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.
The show features 58 pieces from students in grades nine through 12 from high schools in five area counties.
"We wanted to provide an opportunity for regional high school students to have a professional quality exhibit to showcase their work," said Rebecca Coffman, professor of art. "It's also a great opportunity to introduce them to Huntington University.Most importantly, we want to celebrate the visual arts being created by high school students in this area."
The exhibition awards were juried by Huntington University Department of Visual Arts faculty including Rebecca Coffman, professor of art; Ken Hopper, associate professor of art; Lee Shortridge, assistant professor of art; and Barb Michel, visiting instructor in art.Best of show, first place, second place and third place awards along with cash prizes were given.
"There is great variety in the work," Michel said. "In our evaluations, faculty members were impressed by students' competence of media and originality."
The following students received recognitions:
Title of Work
Best of Show
"The Baby Tree"
Cassandra Kuczmanski(Homestead High School)
First Place Overall
"Circle of Friends"
Cole Mishler(Whitko High School)
Second Place Overall
Lino Block Print
Third Place Overall
"I'm with Stupid"
Anne Kessie(Whitko High School)
Morgan Terrill(Whitko High School)
Rachel Woodcox(Whitko High School)
"Mom, Someone Took a Bite"
Shonah Landes(Sheridan High School)
Ethan Davis(Huntington North High School)
Inkjet on Paper
Jessica Hines(Huntington North High School)
Michael Garretson(Huntington North High School)
"My Shattered Identity"
Jacob Leonhardt(Keystone Schools)
""Viva La Vida"
Chelsea Trumbull(Keystone Schools)
Matt Rose(Homestead High School)
John Lain(Homestead High School)
"White Lips with Grapes"
Alexandria Zimmerman(Homestead High School)
Dark Room Photography
Nikki Leeper(independent entry from Huntington, Ind.)
The high school art exhibit is open to the public.The Robert E. Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances, and by appointment. For further information, contact Barb Michel, interim gallery director, at (260) 359-4172.
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