Plainville High School Students Honored In Arts Competition
The Plainville High School Visual Arts Department has announced that six students were selected to receive honors at the 2015 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Arts Awards Exhibition in the areas of drawing, ceramics and digital art. The artwork will be on exhibit through February 6th, 2015 at the Silpe Gallery, located on the University of Hartford campus. The gallery is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. "We are very proud of what these students have accomplished in the Art program at Plainville High School, and would encourage those interested to view their work on display at the University of Hartford," said Plainville High School Art instructor Mario Pires.
The annual exhibition features select work from over 130 participating public and private Connecticut schools in grades 7-12. Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in a statewide art exhibition held at the Hartford Art School. Beyond the honor of being selected for this high quality exhibit, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards in each of 17 media categories. The winners were recognized at the Scholastics Art Award Celebration on January 25th at the Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford. Additionally, Olivia Burns, a 12th grade Plainville High School art student received a Gold Key Award and will have an opportunity to have her artwork judged at the national level. The exhibition is sponsored by the Connecticut Art Education Association and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.
The following award winners represented Plainville High School: Suomia Dode, grade 12, Silver Key - Ceramics, Olivia Burns, grade 12, Gold Key - Drawing and Illustration, Amy Couch, grade 12, Silver Key - Drawing and Illustration, Katie Schmidt, grade 10, Honorable Mention - Drawing and Illustration, Celine Bangloy, grade 12, Honorable Mention - Digital Art, and Zachary White, grade 10, Honorable Mention - Digital Art.
"Our talented student award recipients are a wonderful representation of the high quality fine arts programs in Plainville. Students learn to value and create fine art throughout their years in Plainville schools, often resulting in high-level achievements such as these recognitions. We are fortunate to have district-wide commitment to the arts, talented and well-rounded art students and dedicated teachers who ensure their growth and development as young artists," said Plainville High School Principal, Steven LePage.
-Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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