NMHS artists earn the spotlight
Teen artists from New Milford High School have enjoyed a breadth of recognition and honors in recent weeks.
A photograph taken by senior Morgen Purcell was selected as a finalist in Photographers Forum magazine's 2012 photography contest for high school and college students.
Her photograph, "Brianna in the Tub" (see photo), was chosen from among 18,000 entries nationwide.
Winners are published in the April edition of the magazine and in the pages of a hardcover book by the same name.
Morgen is a student of Annette Marcus in AP studio art.
A pair of the 20 NMHS students who participated in the recent Kent Art Association student show were awarded prizes.
Senior Kayla Marlow won an award for her wax resist plate and freshman Taryssa Killian won for her pastel.
Sophomore Kristina Trenck has been honored to have her ceramic goblet selected to be part of the national grades K-12 ceramics exhibition.
The show was on display at the National Council on the Education for Ceramics Arts annual conference in March in Seattle, Wash.
The NCECA conference draws potters, educators, collectors, vendors and ceramic enthusiasts from around the world to a different American city each year to celebrate clay.
Art educators submit images of their students' best ceramic art works to be juried for the exhibition.
Kristina is student of Annette Marcus at NMHS.
The work of Kristi Soucie's portfolio class has been exhibited at the Silo's New Talent Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm.
Sam was selected based on her pursuit of art knowledge, leadership skills and community activities.
A pencil drawing titled "Slacked Support" done by Samantha has been on display at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA).
The drawing will also be submitted to the College Board as part of her advanced placement studio art portfolio.