Kishwaukee College Names High School Honorees in Art and Creative Writing – Shaw Local

MALTA — Kishwaukee College has announced its winning selections for the Spring 2022 Juried High School Art and Creative Writing Exhibition.

The exhibit featured paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, digital media, ceramics, poetry, and prose from students throughout the Kishwaukee College District, including DeKalb High Schools, Hiawatha, Indian Creek, Rochelle and Sycamore.

Visual art was judged by a panel of Kishwaukee College art professors and written submissions were judged by English professors. Winning selections and artist names include:

Best of Show: “Displayed Suffocation” by Cora Early, Sycamore HS

Black and white drawings: “80′s Alternative” by Vivianne Potts, Sycamore HS, premiere; “Bentley” by Brianna Chamoun, Sycamore HS, second; “Shoe” by Dylan Benge, Rochelle HS, third

Drawing color: “1st Period Pre-Calc” by Marlen Hueramo, Rochelle HS, first; “Life Ablaze” by Mira Ryu, Sycamore HS, second; “Hands of Nature” by Rachel Piscopo, Hiawatha HS, third; “Mr. Creatable” by Uriel Valle, Rochelle HS, Honorable Mention

Paint: “Tangled in Sinking Time” by Chrissie Fischer, Hiawatha HS, first; “On the road” by Marlen Hueramo, Rochelle HS, second; “Wonder Boy” by Eric Briseno, Rochelle HS, third; “Goo-Man” by Abby Johns, Sycamore HS, Honorable Mention

Sculpture/Ceramics:modern history” by Molly Sapita, Sycamore HS, first; “Astonished” by Arianna Moser, Hiawatha HS, second; “Poker face” by Loryn Heil, Sycamore HS, third; “Stay safe” by Lucy Bunger, Rochelle HS, honorable mention

Photography/Digital Media: “Bow of Fruit” by Alaina Leal, Rochelle HS, first; “Fire Hazard” by Kylie Davis, Rochelle HS, second; “Clock” by Ayla Walker, Rochelle HS, third; “Frozen Creek” by Allie Mortenson, Rochelle HS, Honorable Mention

Mixed media: “Shades of Home” by Autumn Tomlinson, Sycamore HS, first; “Untitled” by Janis Schnurr-Trebe, Sycamore HS, second; “It’s an Elephant” by Marisa Whaley, Rochelle HS, third; “Block” by Katie Horn, Sycamore HS, honorable mention

Poetry: “Oh How We Spin” by Darion Massey, DeKalb HS, first; “Nobody Cared Before the Flowers” by Arianna Harrison, Sycamore HS, Second

Prose: “The Desolation of Icarus” by Andrew Miller, Indian Creek HS, first; “Her Brotherhood” by Irish McCoy, Sycamore HS, second

The public is invited to view the winning selections from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, until April 14, at the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, 21193 Malta Road, Malta.

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