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Area Students Honored in Art, Design Exhibit

Students win Parkland Art and Design Exhibition 2016 awards, scholarships

Friday, April 15, 2016
The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College proudly announces the scholarship and award winners of its 2016 Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition, on display in the gallery through April 30.

Art, Design Student ShowThe exhibition comprises student works produced within the last year in Parkland Art and Design classes including Photography, Painting, Drawing, Metals, Sculpture, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Color Theory, and Ceramics course work. Members of Parkland’s art faculty selected exhibit works from approximately 315 submissions. Students, faculty, and the public can see the strength and quality of the artwork chosen, demonstrating tenacity and commitment, and revealing the development of critical thinking and visual perception.

Students with art in the exhibition are listed below by hometown. All events in the gallery are handicapped- accessible; events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Saturday, noon–2 p.m. To find the gallery when classes are in session, we suggest using the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through door X7, turn left, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery windows overlook the outdoor fountain area.

The accomplishments made by these talented, dedicated, and hardworking students are evident by the works included in the exhibit. A reception honoring the participants was held on Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. During the celebration, students received a number of awards and art scholarships.

Scholarship recipients included Neda Sroka of Savoy, who won the Underwood-Alger Art Scholarship; Emily Goetting of Paxton, who received the Don Lake Art Scholarship; and Caitlin Sims of Champaign, winner of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship.

Monetary awards included the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for work of outstanding artistic achievement, given to Yoonjung Sung (Champaign); the Parkland President's Award, given to Cole Cary (Monticello); the Blair Kling Memorial Award, given to Destiny Norris (Urbana); the Fine & Applied Arts Chair Award for Excellence, given to Eunsook Park (Champaign); the Art & Design Faculty Award, given to William Smith (Champaign); the Metals Award of Artistic Distinction, given to Micah Klaman (Champaign); and the Art Coop Award, given to Ethan Loew (White Heath).

Purchase Awards for artwork to be included in the Parkland College Permanent Collection went to: Katherine Anderson (Savoy), Karen Deering (Monticello), Naomi Johnson (Urbana), Bailee Kaufman (Champaign), and Erin Nishida (Chicago).

Merit Awards for outstanding work went to the following students: Jordan Bidner (Fisher), Sarah Calhoun (Thomasboro), Joan Campagnolo (Champaign), Benjamin Carlton (Champaign), Jane Domier (Urbana), Hiroko Ito (Savoy), Sarah Kunz (Collinsville), Clare Margiotta (Champaign), Kristin Marshall (Champaign), Lindsey Phillips (Champaign), Will Ryan (Champaign), Andrew Smith (Mahomet), Scott Wells (Champaign), Sharon Wenda (Champaign), and Michelle Wright (Champaign).

The following is a full list of students with art in the juried exhibition, listed by hometown:

Arcola: Irineo Vega
Bement: Joshua Watzlawick
Broadlands: Haley Abbott
Buckley: Jessica Wyckoff

Champaign: Roberto Arellano, Ray Arseneau, Mackenzie Bonnett, Laurel Brown, Joan Campagnolo, Benjamin Carlton, Jackie Carrubba, Devyn Clay, Jia Curry-Bild, Margarita Dmitrieva, Josh Doniek, Victor Feldman, Colleen Freund, Joan Gary, Anthony Jones, Linda Jordan, Rashmi Kapoor, Bailee Kaufman, Micah Klaman, Betsy Kruger, Clare Margiotta, Karissa Marshall, Kristin Marshall, Simone McConnell, Shawna Meadows, Eunsook Park, Lindsey Phillips, Ruta Rauber, Thomas Ray, Niky Reynolds, Brian Roberson, Will Ryan, Connor Schneider, Caitlin Sims, Morgan Small, William Smith, Michelle Stephens, Yoonjung Sung, Joseph Talavera, Jake Trubman, Alex Uhlarik, Linda Weiner, Scott Wells, Sharon Wenda, Marilyn Wendler, Catherine White, Eric Wildhagen, Michelle Wright, Ethan Young, David Zenge

Chicago: Erin Nishida
Collinsville: Sarah Kunz
Dewey: Mercedes Watson-Hall
Fisher: Jordan Bidner
Gifford: Shawna Gernentz
Homewood Zachary Larks
Le Roy: Tyler Cook, Danielle Segerstrom
Libertyville: Morgan Gawlik
Longview: Jennifer Vargo Hauser
Mahomet: Courtney Bretz, Tammy Cranston, Allison Madura, Nick Mercier, Andrew Smith, Alexie Wright
Monticello: Lisa Brunner, Cole Cary, Karen Deering, Aaron Goodman, Lori Lilly, Jessica Stanze, Henry Wilkinson
Oakwood: Chad Myler
Paxton: Emily Goetting, Logan Ingold, Levi Neff
Pesotum: Glory LaPayne
Philo: Patricia Guthrie
Rantoul: Sarah Huff, Lydia Kelly, Lydia Miller, William Wagner
Sadorus: Erin Rogers
Savoy: Katherine Anderson, Cayden Bergschneider, Sarmad Dhahir, Carmen Egolf, Hiroko Ito, Sekani Reed, Neda Sroka
St. Joseph: Bethany Manalo
Thomasboro: Sarah Calhoun
Tuscola: Danielle Carter

Urbana: Jane Domier, Leslie Estes, Peter Garrett, Martha Henigman, Naomi Johnson, Lori Kendall, Kinara Morris, Destiny Norris, Mary Overmier, Juan Santiago, Tyler Williams

White Heath: Ethan Loew

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Lisa Costello, Parkland Art Gallery director, at 217/351-2485.

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