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Students earn top honors in art competition
Posted 01/16/2017 10:00AM

Students

Alden Grimes ’17 is one of just five students across the state to be selected as an American Visions nominee in this year’s Rhode Island Scholastic Art Competition.

In addition, nine other students received gold keys in the contest, five were awarded silver keys and 11 received honorable mentions. (View the complete list below.) All students whose work received gold keys are considered for the next round of national awards and honors in New York, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

View a gallery of the artwork here.

Alden’s sculpture, “Flight,” was produced in response to an assignment to create a texture sculpture in Mike Hansel’s Advanced 3-D art class. The piece clearly impressed the judges, Hansel said, because they select just five works from among all entries from throughout the state to become American Visions Award winners. Of Rhode Island’s five honorees, just one will be chosen by the national judges to represent the state at an exhibition at Carnegie Hall in June.

“Flight” is made of feathers (about 350, according to Alden), screen and steel. “Mr. Hansel had an old ripped screen that … was just big enough to hot glue to the frame,” he said. “I then went about the tedious task of sticking the feathers through.”

Alden came up with the final design when he was on a college visit "and had to burn some time in the library,” he said. “I was doodling on a napkin and came up with idea.”

Noting St. George’s overall excellent performance in the competition, Alden says he’s proud to be part of the whole group of student artists who received awards this year.

“Mr. Hansel has been so helpful — and I think one of the reasons that we did so well was the facilities and materials that we had available,” he said.

 

2017 R.I. Scholastic Art Award Winners

 

Gold Key and American Visions Nominee

Alden Grimes ’17

Sculpture

 

Gold Keys:

Sonia Bolshakova ’18.... Drawing

Angel Yang ’18................ Drawing

Tiambie Kone ’20........... Drawing

Simon Li ’20..................... Drawing

Brooke Naylor ’17........... Photography

Eric Durudogan ’17......... Sculpture

Max Gilbert ’20............... Drawing

William Chen ’17............ Drawing

Cheka Orr ’18................... Sculpture

 

Silver Keys:

Brooke Naylor ’17........... Photography

Jeffery Guo ’17................ Sculpture

William Chen ’17............ Sculpture

Hanna Younghans ’18... Drawing

Jack Werner ’19............... Drawing

 

Honorable Mentions:

Catherine Harrison ’18.. Drawing

Nick Scully ’19................. Drawing

Celeste Humphrey ’20... Drawing

Natalie Hansel ’20......... Drawing

Alex Dano ’19.................. Drawing

Nelle Johnson ’18.......... Photography

Isabel Knott ’17................ Photography

Christia Simanski ’17..... Sculpture

Abra Issa ’18................... Drawing

Maeve Corridan ’18........ Drawing

Logan Amaral ’17............ Drawing

 

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