Scholastic Art Awards Regional Exhibition at Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College

– Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00AM

More than 500 works of art by students from Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer counties displayed

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 2013 Regional Honor Exhibition at the Lorenzo Cultural Center, Jan. 29 – Feb. 13.  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 longest-running, most prestigious art recognition and scholarship program to honor creative achievements by students nationwide in grades 7 – 12. 

More than 2,000 works of art were submitted by 43 middle and high schools in the Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer regions.  A full list of the students whose works will be on display is available at http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu  under Community Outreach. 

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 Alyza Bianchi, Sculpture,  Utica High School; Errick Cunningham, Photography, Fraser High School; Paige Precour, Sculpture, Port Huron High School; Hali Rich-Reid, Fashion; Port Huron Northern High School; and Shelby Rummel-Knott, Mixed Media, Port Huron Northern 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 for each region as the American Vision Award Recipient for 2013.

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 133 pieces to compete for national honors.  The National Awards Celebration for 2013 will be held later this year at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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. 

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 Awards exhibit is free.

About the College for Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies 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 Educations 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 nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks among the top 25 awarders of associate degrees and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities. 

Media Contact: Tish Wirth,586.445.7560, wirthp@macomb.edu

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