WWU honors local high school artists
|5/17/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University is displaying the work of local high school students through June 3.
Area art teachers were asked to choose student work for WWU's first high school show in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery. The artwork was then judged by professional artists, Yolanda Ciolli and Jane Mudd. The student work was judged on such criteria as originality, craftsmanship, composition.
Jenny Eisenhofer, a Fulton High School sophomore, won best in show for "Prom 2012," a uniquely designed duct tape prom dress she actually wore to her prom this year. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship to William Woods University upon enrolling as a freshman. She also received $100 as the top prize.
Sam DeBrodie, South Callaway High School, won first place and $50 for her painting, "King."
Jordan Creed Grooms, Fulton High School, won second place and $25 for "Wall-e," a sculpture crafted of recycled materials.
Jasmine Meurer, South Callaway High School, won third place and $25 for "My Night with Jack," a colored pencil drawing.
Honorable mentions went to three Fulton High School students:
- Yvonne Geldner for her graphite drawing, "What do You Want?"
- Stacey Banson for her painting, a replica of Hopper's "Morning Sun"
- Nicolas Hajzek for his graphic illustration, "Mizzou Tiger"
"This show is a part of the new programming I am designing for the art gallery to promote community relations," said Jennifer Sain, coordinator of the Mildred M. Cox Gallery. "This event was specifically designed to give young artists a rewarding, real-world experience for preparing and exhibiting their artwork, and a taste of what it takes to be a practicing artist."
The next high school show will be open to all high school students and is scheduled for January 2013. For information about how art teachers and students can get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-592-4245.
The Mildred M. Cox Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, call (573) 592-4245.