5/25/16 Eastern students shine at annual art show
By Charlie Pogacar Enterprise Editor, The Mebane Enterprise 5/25/16
Reprinted with permission.
The Eastern Alamance Fine Arts Department held their senior art show at the Mebane Arts & Community Center on Friday, May 20, showcasing impressive work from standout student artists.
The show was complete with a panel of three judges who evaluated the work beforehand, awarding three top prizes: “Best Two-Dimensional Piece,” “Best Three-Dimensional Piece,” and “Best in Show, Overall Panel.” Averil Seamster won the award for Best Three-Dimensional Piece for her work with pottery.
“All of her stuff was just amazing,” judge and local Mebane artist Alyshia Tanner said. “The contrasting colors, the different shapes. It was very natural and luid, but still very symmetrical. It was technical and beautiful.”
Jasmine Alexander-Greene won the “Best Two-Dimensional Piece” prize for her work on the mixed media book “The Anomaly.”
“Anomaly, that piece was incredible. Her symbolism... the way she had commentary on each page of that book. It told a story,” Tanner said.
Finally, Cornell Benson was given the award for “Best in Show, Overall Panel.”
“The panel prize... the use of color,” Tanner said.
“The water color was my favorite out of anything. He had just beautiful, well executed pieces.”
Tanner was quick to note that she was overwhelmed by the artistic output at the event, saying it made her job very difficult.
“Their art work was incredible,” Tanner said.
“When Lauri [Daughtry] asked me to be a judge, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But the talent exceeded my expectations.”
“All of the work displayed is so sophisticated and shows so much depth and talent,” EA art teacher Lauri Daughtry said. “I would have not been able to just choose a 1st place award winner in 3 categories.”
“It was very dififcult, they made it a real challenge,” Tanner said.
“I took a lot longer going through all this work than I had anticipated. It was all worth it – I spent more time on it than I would in a museum. They were all amazing. I could’ve picked five, ten winners. They were all beautiful.”
|Eastern Alamance seniors displayed their impressive work at the senior art show on Friday, May 20 at the MACC. From top to bottom, the big winners were: Averil Seamster, Best Three-Dimensional Piece, Jasmine Alexander-Greene, Best Two-Dimensional Piece, and Cornell Benson, Best in Show, Overall Panel.|
Left: a piece by Taylor Scott. Right: a piece by Hunter Everett.