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Farragut students exhibit at KMA


Three Farragut High School students won awards and multiple scholarships in the East Tennessee Student Art Exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

FHS had 34 works of art chosen for the exhibition, the most of any East Tennessee high school. Private and public school sixth- through 12th-graders throughout the region submitted 1,049 artworks, from which 301 were accepted by the jurors for inclusion in the exhibition.

“It’s pretty impressive to say ‘my work’s at the K-M-A’ or ‘my work’s at a museum’ at this age. It’s pretty cool,” Phyllis Ball, FHS art teacher, said.

Natalia Hernández’s work, “Hunger,” was named Best Printmaking in the Show. Natalia was awarded scholarships of $10,000 by Maryland Institute College of Art, $8,000 by Watkins College of Art, $2,000 by Cleveland Institute of Art and $20,000 by Savannah College of Art and Design.

“I didn’t expect all this. I knew that [the print] got in, but I didn’t know about the scholarships [until the opening],” Natalia said. “It made me happy. I appreciate everything that’s been given to me.”

“Hunger” depicts a child sitting on a bench; his rib bones protruding from his chest. A man in a similar condition sits on the opposite side of the bench. Natalia said she began the work as an assignment for Ball’s class.

Ball said Natalia has received recognition for her work in the past.

“Natalia won a congressional award for her art last year. Her work is in Washington [D.C.], and I think it’ll be up for a year,” Ball said.

Steven Giblock was awarded third-place in the 12th-grade category and an $11,000 scholarship by Memphis College of Art for his charcoal drawing, “Bags on a Plane.”

“I was excited when I found out,” Steven said. “I was surprised at first because I didn’t think this piece would even [be chosen to be exhibited].”

He said he chose the subject matter because “I liked the way the light hit the bags.”

HeeSeung Lee’s “Still Life,” was named Best Mixed Media in the Show. She was awarded an $8,000 scholarship by Watkins College of Art and Design.

Scholarships were not connected to awards issued by the jurors, so each scholarship is an additional recognition of the work.

Other FHS art students with works in the KMA show include Hannah Baker, Brittney Barnwell, Brianna Bass, Kathryn Brooks, Nicole Cairns, Christina Clouthier, Bri Doss, Amanda Gertsen, Selena Girard, Ana Gomez, Christina Grello, Kathryn Hicks, Bradley Huffstetler, Jonathon Iovine, Tim Lewis, Evan Lohrey, Ellen Manneschmidt, Carly Miller, Emily Openshaw, Kelsey Ryon, Sarah Simpkins, Erin Skipper, Julianna Vara, Brandon Vento and Dani Watson.

KMA will display students’ art through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.

FHS art students also received several awards in the Tennessee Valley Fair 2007 Student Art Exhibition held Sept. 7 -16. The school had 30 works of art selected for this show, again the most of any East Tennessee high school.

Ina Dhingra received the Best Ceramic award for her raku work, “Rat Man.” Jake Krouse won second-place in the 12th-grade category for his ceramic work, “Darwin.” Kaylee Dueber received Honorable Mention in the 12th-grade category for her work, “Business Consumption.” Bri Doss won second-place in the 11th-grade category for her work, “Seeing Right Through You.”

Brianna Bass received Honorable Mention in the 10th-grade category for her work, “Waiting.” Zack Simpson received Honorable Mention in the ninth-grade category for his work, “Time Flies.”

Other FHS art students with works in the Tennessee Valley Fair show included Lauren Anderson, Hannah Baker, Trevor Brown, Kelcie Chandler, Aspen Chun, Erika Chyka, Ellen Ford, Amanda Gertsen, Selena Girard, Catherine Graham, Kerri Kienkel, Samantha Leaver, Evan Lohrey, Ellen Manneschmidt, Kelsey Ryon, Erin Willamson and Lauren Zwanziger.

 

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