Rohaan Sindhwani, 10, and Preston Brown, 10, both of Great Falls, with their art work.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
The Arts of Great Falls School and Gallery held its seventh annual student art exhibition and awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 756 Walker Road in Great Falls. The show included 51 pieces of art with still lifes, landscapes, portraits, drawings and mixed media art by 17 adult artists who contributed 30 pieces and 12 youth artists who contributed 21 pieces. Local artists Lori Goll and Jay Pigeon judged the show, which was divided into youth and adult categories.
"We love the student art show because it's the one time of the year when students of all skill levels can submit and display their work with fellow students," said Julie Casso, executive director of The Arts of Great Falls School and Gallery and director of the school. "It's really nice when they can do this one time in the year."
The artwork will be exhibited through Jan. 30; the hours for exhibit viewing are during the Artists' Atelier open hours on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Arts of Great Falls Gallery is at 756 Walker Road in Great Falls Village Centre.
The Arts of Great Falls School offers weekly workshops and classes for adults and youth. Among the different adult classes now through March are: Painting or Drawing the Portrait; Still Life Drawing and Painting; Still Life Plus Personal Painting Projects; Evening Painting in Oils; Abstracting the Still Life in Acrylics, and Portrait. For youth, the weekly classes include: Drawing and Painting for Children; and Creative Drama. Workshops starting in February include Beginning Classical Drawing and Painting and Intermediate Classical Drawing and Painting. Visit www.greatfallsart.org. Or contact Julie Casso, school director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-232-1575.
The following artists won awards for their artwork:
- First Place, "Looking Pretty," by Lilyrose Golden, 8;
- Second Place, "Colors of the Night," by Elliott Dell'Atti, 9;
- Honorable Mention, "Question Mark," by William Wu.
- First Place, "Look Into My Eyes," by Olivia Fox, 13;
- Second Place, "Color Study," by Grace DeLuca, 16;
- Honorable Mention, "Skulls & Roses," by Miriam Burch, 12;
- First Place, "Fall Meadow," by Cindi Berry;
- Second Place, "Reflections of a Peach," by Erin Moore Thiebert;
- Third Place, "Kitty," by Linda Garden;
- Honorable Mention, "Deep Down," by Gwendolyn Cohen;
- Honorable Mention, "Pop," by Robin Rosner.