PSC Announces Winners of the High School Art Exhibition

Above ar Students who attended the reception for the High School Art Exhibition. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Talented artists from four south suburban area high schools have their creative vision on display at Prairie State College (PSC). The annual high school art exhibit, entitled “Creative Vision,” features 46 artists from Beecher High School, Bloom Trail High School, Homewood Flossmoor High School, and Marian Catholic High School.

The exhibit is currently on display through April 8 in the college’s Christopher Art Gallery, located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Hours for the Christopher Art Gallery are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visits can be made by appointment.

The PSC art faculty were the jurors for the exhibit and selected the pieces from more than 100 entries. Best of Category winners were chosen in drawing, painting, electronic media, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. Five merit awards also were chosen.

“These students represent an outstanding example of the talent being developed in the high schools in our district, and we are proud to showcase these artistic endeavors,” said Lou Shields, professor of art history at PSC.

The Best of Category winners are as follows: Monika Kasowska, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Best Drawing; Jessica Kekeis, Marian Catholic High School, Best Painting; Donald Larrieu, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Best Electronic Media; Ashley Armstrong, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Best Photo; Alexander Wolff, Marian Catholic High School, Best Mixed Media; and Nikki Kamp, Beecher High School, Best Sculpture.

Merit award winners are Kailah Armand, Homewood-Flossmoor High School; Angela Arrivo, Homewood-Flossmoor High School; Maya Hoist, Homewood-Flossmoor High School; Sara Lichtenberg, Homewood-Flossmoor High School; and Tim Tucker, Beecher High School.

Other students included in the exhibit are Jaclyn Ann Adamorris, Caitlyn Childress, Manju Connolly, Lazaro Diaz, Alex Gallinaro, Elle Dio Guardi, Maya Hoist, Emily Kuc-Leach, Hank Kerkhoven, Adam Lundquist, Tim Maxey, Michelle Mayer, Maggie Manning, Kate Robertson, Khari Shelton, and Brook Wians from Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Students from Marian Catholic High School included in the exhibit are Katie Condes, Christine Dawson, Elizabeth Cummings, Brandy Eggermann, Alex Gallinaro, Yesenia Juarez, Casey Liesse, BJ Luster-Bartz, and Brandon McNeal. Students from Bloom Trail High School featured in the exhibit are Tim Becker, Steven Clark, Latisha Mane Curtiss, Bridget Murphy, and Cassandra Lee. Students from Beecher High School in the exhibit are Steven Cooper, Emily Ivers, Tom Polzin, and Tim Tucker.

For more information about the exhibit, or to make an appointment for a visit, contact the Prairie State College Foundation at (708) 709-3636.