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EHS Student Artists Receive 23 Scholastic Awards

Feb 2, 2015 | District News Release

Seventeen Emporia High School students have received awards for 23 pieces of artwork submitted to the Scholastic Art EHS Students ArtistsAwards program. Their work will be included in the exhibit at the Wichita Center for the Arts Feb. 6 – March 8.

EHS students received two Gold Key Awards, 5 Silver Key Awards, and 16 Honorable Mention Awards. Gold Key Award work is automatically entered into the national judging. An open house is scheduled from 1 – 5 p.m. March 7 for Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award Winners. The Gold Key Awards Ceremony will be held March 8 at 2 p.m. Gallery hours are 1 – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday and admissions is free.

Art Department Chair Joshua Pavlik announced these awards:

Gold Key Awards –  Garrett Dingman, “Toxic Twister,” Ceramics and Glass; and Abigaile Weiser, “Turtle Hat Cat,” Printmaking

Silver Key Awards – Thuong Tran, “Parataxic Distortion: A Self Portrait,” Painting; Chase Henton, “Caged Necklace,” Jewelry; Mason Polston, “The Strange Ones,” Sculpture; Garrett Dingman, “Blood Vial,” Ceramics and Glass; and Kyle Pedersen, “Spurs,” Jewelry

Honorable Mention Awards – Alison Alingh, “A Dream’s Rose,” Painting and Drawing; Ashten Sheller, “The Powered Age,” Painting and Drawing; Jackeline Rodriguez, “Psalm 23,” and “Diamond: Self Portrait;” Thuong Tran, “Psyched,” Mixed Media; Rage Keister, “Tribal Tiki,” Jewelry; Mason Polston, “The Battle of Sparta,” “The Metal Man”  and “Rings of Forks Collection,” Sculpture and Jewelry; Zach White, “Solder Necklace,” Jewelry; Garrett Whitson, “The Grizzly,” Sculpture; Joseph Lane, “Triangles,” Sculpture; Meg Detwiler, “Radiant Blaze” and “Imperial Crystalization,” Ceramics and Glass; Cali Foltz, “Female Head,” Ceramics and Glass; and Cody Swanson, “Ripple Effect,” Ceramics and Glass

The students are enrolled in courses taught by Josh Pavlik, David Mai, Grant Charpentier and Jan Spade.

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