Photograph: Students from area high schools participated in Montgomery County Community College’s TriCounty High School Art Exhibition, and 19 students received Awards of Excellence for their artwork. Photograph by Diane VanDyke.
Pottstown, PA —More than 115 visitors attended the “Meet the Artists” reception and awards ceremony for the Third Annual TriCounty High School art show on Feb. 17 at Montgomery County Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.
During the awards presentation, 19 students received certificates in recognition of their artwork, along with gifts of sketch pads and pencils. MCCC’s art faculty served as judges of the show, which included 160 entries from area high schools.
The following students received Awards of Excellence:
Methacton High School: Isabel Cabrena, “Nature,” acrylic; Emily Cortellessa, “Dionysus,” chalk pastel; and Sarah Koshy, “Chirophobia,” charcoal.
Owen J. Roberts High School: Zachary Foreman, “Broken,” charcoal; and Nicole MacMullin, “Kacey,” charcoal.
Perkiomen Valley High School: Isabel Guzman, “Long Term,” oil/water soluble; and Samuel Yu, “Kawaii,” ball point pen.
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School: Jackie Lorenzon, “Cubist Face,” digital photo; and Gianna Perrone, “Frosty Falls,” digital photo.
Spring-Ford High School: Abigail Grinstead, “Gadgets/Utensils,” charcoal; and Sabrina Pistona, “Gadget/Bicycle,” colored pencil on charcoal paper.
The Hill School: Toby Johnson, “Chief,” digital art; Aron Gyoo Lee, “Panda Heaven,” pastel; Marina Mendez, “Leopard,” digital arts; and Cathy Wang, “Grandma,” photography.
Upper Merion Area High School: MJ Aggabao, “7-Up,” colored pencil; Nicole Dunleavy, “Sprinkles,” photography; Yaseen Elarbi, “Droplets,” photography; and Abby Volpe, “Distaste,” charcoal.
The exhibition opened Feb. 17 and will continue through March 4. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.
The next exhibit, the 11th Annual Art Students’ Exhibition and Competition, opens on April 6 and runs through April 29 and features the artwork of MCCC students. The community is invited to the opening reception and award ceremony on Wednesday, April 13, 5-7 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DestinationArts for information about upcoming performances and art exhibitions.