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Posting Date: March 3, 2009
High school artists earn honors at All-State Art Symposium on campus
By Cheryl Anderson Brown
Anna Oh of Chattahoochee High School won the Platinum Award for the painting, "Crust."
Christina Quintero of Norcross High School won the Gold Award for her clay sculpture, "Francois."
The KSU Department of Visual Arts hosted the All-State Art Symposium Feb. 21-28. Dozens of high school artists were featured in an exhibition and many received cash prizes for their work.
The winning artists were:
Anna Oh, Chattahoochee High School
Christina Quintero, Norcross High School
Danielle Norris, Chattahoochee High School
Mayra Perez, Norcross High School
Susan Kang, Mill Creek High School
Amy Seibel, Sequoyah High School
Sara Hemingway, Chattahoochee High School
Eunsil Choi, Parkview High School
Joeyoung Park, George Walton High School
Gold Honorable Mention
Sidney Copeland, North Gwinnett High School
Leo Charles, Chamblee Charter High School
Silver Honorable Mention
Jake Wegesin, Collins Hill High School
Taylor Mackie, Savannah Arts Academy
Bronze Honorable Mention
Claire Woolard, Milton High School
Olivia Sherrod, Creekview High School
"We were honored to host the All-State Art Symposium," said KSU Assistant Professor of Art Education Diana Gregory, who helped organize the event. "The symposium offered young artists an opportunity to showcase their talents, learn from art professionals, and further develop their artistic skills.
Gregory worked closely with Arlene Lanovara Hocking, Cobb County supervisor of art education, and Alexandra Kates, GAEA secondary division chair, to bring the symposium to KSU. Gregory says she hopes Kennesaw State will be able to host the event again next year.