Heights High artists excel in regional competition

Seniors Katy Collyer, Kate Barcus and Jade Woodson (L-R) received Silver Key Awards in the Cleveland Regional Scholastic Art Competition. Seven other students received honorable mention awards.

Ten Heights High artists won awards in the Cleveland Regional Scholastic Art Competition. Jade Woodson received a silver key and an honorable mention for ceramics, Kate Barcus received a silver key for ceramics and Katy Collyer received a silver key for a metal plate etching.

Faakoli Traore won two honorable mentions. The following students also received an honorable mention: Jessica Baumgartner, Regina Bellian, Lucas Boyle, Hanna Gillispie, Alexa Sollisch and Jimmy Taylor.

More than 2,100 pieces of artwork by Cuyahoga County students were submitted to the 33rd annual juried contest. The top 650 pieces are on display in the Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art Jan. 14 through Feb. 2. Gold Key winners will continue on to the national competition in New York City.

“We are very proud of these hard-working students,” said art teacher Susan Hood. “This group of students is special because they are not afraid to try new mediums and experiment.”

The Reinberger Galleries are located at 11141 East Blvd. in Cleveland's University Circle. Gallery hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 am. to 5 p.m.; closed on Sunday. The show is free and open to the public.

Joy Henderson

Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison at Heights High.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 11:43 AM, 01.15.2013