Award-winning student artwork on display

By: Maria Allard | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published February 3, 2016

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP —Approximately 575 student works of art will be displayed until Feb. 16 at the Lorenzo Cultural Center on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus.

The artwork is from the Michigan Thumb Art region of the Scholastic Art Awards competition, which Macomb and the College for Creative Studies (CCS), located in Detroit, sponsored.

The regional exhibit features the works of students in seventh through 12th grades from Macomb, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties. The competition is part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards scholarship program that honors creative achievements by students nationwide.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays.

Nearly 2,600 works of art were submitted by roughly 1,100 students from 56 middle and high schools across the region.

Winners in the American Vision category include Francesca Atkins, East Detroit High School, photography; Calum Clow, Utica High School, painting; Jackson Hintz, Utica High School, film and animation; Moshammad Khadiza, Center Line High School, photography; and Kathryn Seib, Utica High School, sculpture. The students will represent the region on the national level as American Vision nominees.

National award winners will be announced in March, and awardees above the Silver Award level will be honored June 2 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. CCS offers scholarships of $1,000 per year for seniors who win a National Silver Medal and $2,000 per year for each National Gold Medal if they are accepted and attend CCS.

The Lorenzo Cultural Center is located at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.

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