Co-sponsored by Macomb Community College and the College for Creative Studies (CCS), the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer Region Scholastic Art Awards will hold its 2012 Regional Honor Exhibition at the Lorenzo Cultural Center, Jan. 31- Feb. 14. More than 500 works of student art will be on exhibit Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Made possible by high school art teachers who volunteer to coordinate and manage the program, the regional art competition is part of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, America’s largest, most prestigious art recognition and scholarship program to honor creative achievements by students nationwide in grades 7 – 12.
More than 1,900 works of art were submitted by 38 middle and high schools in the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer region. A full list of the students whose works will be on display is available at http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/scholartawards/macombwinners.
The American Vision Award winners are chosen as the “Best of Show” from all of the artwork entered in this year’s Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer Regional competition. This year’s winners are Michael Demeter, Printmaking, L’Anse Creuse High School; Amanda Hallquist, Painting, Henry Ford II High School; Ashley Presson, Photography, East Detroit High School; Laura Rusch, Ceramics & Glass, Port Huron Northern High School; and Connor Skowronek, Drawing, Eisenhower High School.
These five young artists represent the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer region as American Vision nominees. A national panel selects one of the nominated works from each region as the American Vision Award Recipient for 2012.
All Gold Key winning artwork nominated from each region across the country is sent to New York for national judging, with the Macomb-St. Clair-Lapeer region submitting 126 pieces to compete for national honors. The National Awards Celebration for 2012 later this year in New York City at Carnegie Hall.
CCS awards a $2,000 Scholastic Art Award Scholarship to national Gold Medal winners and a $1,000 scholarship to national Silver Medal winners who are admitted to the college. Both are renewable for four years. This year, CCS is also awarding Portfolio Preparation courses to five students this fall.
The Lorenzo Cultural Center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, Garfield and M-59, in Clinton Township. Admission to the Scholastic Art Award exhibit is free.
About the College for Creative Studies
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is an integrated learning community located in Detroit. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls nearly 1,400 students pursuing Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. CCS also offers visual art opportunities for learners of all ages through its Community Arts Partnerships and Continuing Education programs. For more information, visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/about
About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 50,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The Lorenzo Cultural Center (www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com) explores the influences and experiences that shape our community’s heritage, examining topics from a variety of perspectives and creating interactive opportunities for learning, celebration and entertainment.
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