PRC Arts League High School Division winners
Published 4:01 pm Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Winners of the high school division of the Pearl River Arts League Show were announced on Sunday, March 24, 2012 by Lucille Gasecki of the Arts League at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Judges were Chris Bandera, Norman Weinstein and Mindy Davis Wood of the Arts League. Photographers for the event were Norman Weinstein and Raven Hughes. There were a total of 54 student entries this year. The quality and creativeness of the students’ work was very high making it a difficult show to judge. The teachers’ high degree of investment in their students was also recognized.
Pearl River Central High School, with Jeannie Walker as the art teacher, took away the ribbon for the Best of Show with Kayla Lee’s colored pencil rendition titled “Summer Shells.” The First Place winner was Ashley Hickman with “Dragonflies Play;” Second Place — Jacob Fail with his photograph titled “Flying High” and Third Place— Taylor Bennett with her fashion dress titled “Garden of Eve.” Honorable Mentions were awarded to Christy Lacher with her collage titled “Korny Rooster,” and Arielle Mienger with her 3-D cloth book titled “A gift.”
Picayune Memorial High School art teacher Lauren Palmisano’s winning students were: First Place— Alexandra L. Williams, acrylic painting; Second Place— Austin Deloach with his acrylic painting; Third Place— Savannah Showalter, acrylic painting and Honorable Mentions— Jesse Duke for his work in pencil/charcoal, and Johnny Boone for his work in acrylics.
Poplarville High School art teacher Allison Connley’s winning students were First Place— Ashley Rosenbaum with her graphite drawing of “Jensen;” Second Place— Ashley Jones Cangelosi with her “King of the Jungle” and Third place —Myranda La Vigne for her graphite drawing of “Albert Einstein.” Honorable Mentions were awarded to Taylor Rae Ann Knue for her ink and watercolor work titled “Love” and John Bellany for his glazed earthenware titled “Moldy Shroom.”