Artwork By Newtown High School Students Included In Regional Art Shows
Newtown High School students recently had artwork chosen to be part of exhibitions.
Some works were chosen for the recent May 7-22 Congressional Art Show at Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street in Waterbury, as announced by NHS art teacher Kymberly Noone.
Students and their art chosen for the Congressional Art Show are Leah Rojas with an untitled mixed media entry; Meghan Turco with an acrylic on canvas entry called “Cracked;” Cate Dalton with an untitled colored pencil and ink on Bristol vellum entry; Addie Sullivan with an untitled colored pencil, watercolor, and ink on Bristol vellum entry; Riley Browne with a portrait; Lily Mindenhall with a two-point perspective colored pencil and ink on paper entry called “New York City of the Future”; Mario Moreno with an untitled entry; and Magnolia Gilson with an entry called “Me in Perspective.”
According to a description for the show, each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by Members of the US House of Representatives in collaboration with the Congressional Institute. The competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the hosting Congressional District. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes welcomed participation by high school students who attend schools in or live in Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.
The to-be-announced winning artwork of the district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the US Capitol, as part of an exhibit with winners from around the country. Second place artwork will be displayed in the congresswoman’s Washington D.C. office, third place will be displayed for one year at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and fourth place will be displayed in the Congresswoman’s district office.
For more information about hours of operation and other exhibits at Mattatuck Museum visit mattmuseum.org.
Other student works were chosen for the Teen Visions 7th Annual High School Art exhibit, on view May 22-June 2 in the Art & Design Gallery at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield.
The Teen Visions 7th Annual High School Art exhibit is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama of Norwalk and hosted by Sacred Heart University’s Department of Art & Design. A reception is slated for Sunday, May 22, at 1 pm, with an awards presentation at 2.
According to Noone, students and their art chosen for the Teen Visions 7th Annual High School Art exhibit are Skylar Lewis with a charcoal on gray paper entry called “Mom;” Andelucia Rodriguez with an untitled colored pencil and ink on Bristol vellum entry; Bryana Diaz with an untitled watercolor, colored pencil, and ink on Bristol vellum entry; Gabby Arguello with a charcoal on paper entry called “Dramatic Light Self-Portrait;” Emily Burgos with an untitled charcoal on paper entry; Meghan Turco with an acrylic on canvas, “Under Control;” Ellie Arcario with an untitled entry; Leah Rojas with an entry called “Detached;” Arden Hildenbrand with a ceramic entry called “Vanity of the Rich;” and Chase Sferruzzo with a ceramic entry, “A Life Through the Lines.”
More photos of artwork, as submitted by NHS, are available with this story online at newtownbee.com.
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