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MOUNT VERNON — Seven Mount Vernon High School Seniors competed in several college art scholarship competitions this year, earning a combined total of over half of a million dollars.
They submitted application materials and an art portfolio of 10 to 20 pieces of artwork to colleges including Columbus College of Art and Design, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cleveland Institute of Art and Savannah College of Art and Design to be considered for merit-based scholarships.
Trenton Barton, Kayla Bialota, Claire Frye, Cierra Goeppinger, Joy Henry, Annika Kanuckle-Wolfe, and Nicholas Ries were all awarded individual scholarships ranging in values. The students are all in the Advanced Studio/Portfolio class taught by visual art instructor Danielle Hoff.
In this class, students focus on building a cohesive body of work and are encouraged to focus on concept as well as skills. Hoff works with her students on portfolio building and provides students exposure to careers in art and design.
You can see the work of these students as well as the rest of their classmates at their Gallery Show, Process 249, Friday from 6:30-8:30 at the Schnormeier Gallery, 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon.