Huntington announces High School Art Exhibit winners

FOR RELEASE
2009-02-16

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:

Award Recipient  

Award 

Title of Work 

Medium 

Ethan Davis
(independent entry from Huntington, Ind.) 

Best of Show

“The Baby Tree”

Digital Photo

Cassandra Kuczmanski(Homestead High School)

First Place Overall

“Circle of Friends”

Batik

Cole Mishler(Whitko High School)

Second Place Overall

“Worn Out”

Lino Block Print

Lindsey Burson
(Huntington North High School)

Third Place Overall

“I’m with Stupid”

Conte Crayon

Sarayah Moore
(Maconaquah High School)

Honorable Mention

“No Hands”

Acrylic

Anne Kessie(Whitko High School)

Honorable Mention

“Horseshoes”

Scratchboard

Morgan Terrill(Whitko High School)

Honorable Mention

“Bottles”

Ink

Rachel Woodcox(Whitko High School)

Honorable Mention

“Mom, Someone Took a Bite”

Clay, Metal

Shonah Landes(Sheridan High School)

Honorable Mention

“Corn”

Acrylic

Ethan Davis(Huntington North High School)

Honorable Mention

“Flame Man”

Inkjet on Paper

Jessica Hines(Huntington North High School)

Honorable Mention

“Circuit Overload”

Digital Photo/Inkjet

Michael Garretson(Huntington North High School)

Honorable Mention

“My Shattered Identity”

Mixed Media

Jacob Leonhardt(Keystone Schools)

Honorable Mention

“”Viva La Vida”

Watercolor

Chelsea Trumbull(Keystone Schools)

Honorable Mention

“Old Friends”

Plaster

Matt Rose(Homestead High School)

Honorable Mention

“Lidded Trio”

Ceramic

John Lain(Homestead High School)

Honorable Mention

“White Lips with Grapes”

Colored Pencil

Alexandria Zimmerman(Homestead High School)

Honorable Mention

“Familiar Faces”

Dark Room Photography

Nikki Leeper(independent entry from Huntington, Ind.)

Honorable Mention

“Puppet”

Mixed Media

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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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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