Snapshots of St. George's
Three talented SG artists garnered national acclaim in Scholastic Art competition this month. After receiving state awards earlier in the school year, Angel Yang ’18 and Eric Durudogan ’17 went on to receive sought-after gold medals at the national level — and Alden Grimes ’17 was one of only 79 U.S. students to earn a prestigious American Visions Award.
Angel was awarded a gold medal for her drawing entitled “Slamming” (above left). Eric captured the attention of the judges with his sculpture “Texture” (above center). And Alden’s award was in honor of his sculpture “Flight,” comprised of a steel frame, a solid base and approximately 350 feathers (above right). “The final design actually came when I was on a college visit and had to burn some time in the library,” Alden said. “I was doodling on a napkin and came up with the idea.”
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Promotional literature for the nationwide, New York-based program notes that “the Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarships. Students across America submitted 330,000 original works during our 2017 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing.”
Overall, St. George’s captured three of the 10 national medals awarded to Rhode Island students in this year’s competition.