Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Announcing the Inaugural Visual Arts Scholarship Recipient

Studio Mark Emile, in recognition of the importance of higher education in the arts, instituted a Visual Arts Scholarship this year. Designed to provide assistance to a student interested in pursuing a talent in the visual arts, it was opened to any Alvirne High School student who had committed to a program of studies in the visual arts.

To apply for the scholarship, in addition to filling out the general scholarship application, each applicant needed to submit a piece of artwork for evaluation. The scholarship would be awarded to the person submitting the artwork that demonstrated the most promise.

The judging was not that easy. There were photographs and drawings and graphic art pieces entered. Each entry demonstrated potential. After deliberations, a pencil drawing of crumpling paper bags by student and artist Karen Kuhns was deemed the winning entry. The detail and subtle shading were the main factors pushing this entry over the top.

As Karen did not make the Scholarship Awards Night, we had her into the studio for a picture of her with her winning entry.

Studio Mark Emile is proud to have instituted this scholarship, and would like to expand to additional schools in the coming years. We would also like to thank fellow merchants who also contributed to the scholarship fund, allowing us to provide a $1000 check to Ms Kuhns. Fred Ramos, of Showtime Computers in Hudson, Wally Miller of Walter Miller Electric, and Amanda Garner of Motives Cosmetics- thank you SO MUCH for your support for this worthy cause. We would encourage the readers of this blog to make use of the goods and services from these fine folks who give back to the community so generously.

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