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1/18/2017 - CHS Senior recognized with honorable mention award

CHS Senior, Laura Obermeyer, was recognized with an honorable mention award at this years CAEA Art Award competition.

Her artwork titled, Snowmass Rodeo, was based on a photograph that she shot at the Snowmass Rodeo during a summer she spent in Colorado. Laura said, "the horse’s expression caught me".

"I decided to do this piece to challenge myself, to employ all the techniques I had developed and to take a stronger approach to a subject I thought I knew well. It took me months of working on it and avoiding it, slowly developing into the piece it is now, one I still don’t view as entirely finished."

The theme of this exhibition is "Celebrating the Creative Spirit of Connecticut Youth". Our sponsors emphasize that the purpose of this program is not merely a competition of sorts, but a recognition and encouragement of talented visual art students from across the state. Many artists, university faculty and professionals in the field have participated to review and select the finest student art works in many art media categories from over 1,500 Conn. student entries.

The 2017 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition features select work from 145 participating Connecticut schools in grades 7- 12. Selected from approximately 3000 total art entries, 575 works were accepted for exhibit at the University of Hartford. From that accepted number, there were 184 Gold key awards (including 23 Gold portfolios), 173 Silver keys and 218 Honorable Mention awards granted.

Laura's artwork will be on display along with all the other recognized student entries. This exhibition is open to the public and is held January 15 to February 3, 2017 at the Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford. The hours of viewing are daily 9:00 to 4:00 pm - Weekends, noon to 4:00 pm. Please contact the Art School - 860-768-4827 with any further questions. 

The Connecticut Student Awards Presentation: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Lincoln Theater, on the University of Hartford and is a non-ticketed event and open to the public. The student exhibit is open on Sun. Jan. 29th, from Noon to 5:00 pm, in the Silpe Gallery