Their artwork displayed prominently throughout the room, EC student artists were awarded for their pieces on Tuesday April 4 in the Founders Lounge for the 2017 Student Invitational Exhibition.
The students honored included: David Cardenas who won Best of Show, as well as Samantha Lusby, Violet Luczak and Tina Batek who were awarded first, second and third prize respectively.
According to Suellen Rocca, EC’s art curator, there were 62 pieces in total for this show. The winners of the Invitational were selected by professors in the art department to highlight the talent of the school’s local artists.
She also distinguished this Exhibition from the Fall Art Exhibition, pointing out that this show was made from a smaller selection of artists.
“We have another show like this in the Fall, but that’s a very general show,” she said. “[In the Fall show], we try to have a piece by each student taking an art class. The work in this show was selected by our professors of art and they chose work that they thought was outstanding work from their students.”
Sophomore Violet Luczak, the only winner present at the ceremony, explained how her design, titled “Face It,” came to be.
“‘Face It’ was a project for one of my design classes where each student had to create a line of skin care products,” she said. “My design embodies a contemporary, minimalistic style through its use of a monochromatic color scheme, which appeals to both men and women of the Millennial generation. I accompanied each ‘Face It’ product with it’s own variety of a ‘Face It’ logo, exhibiting unique, abstract facial expressions in a Cubist style.”
All of the winners’ pieces as well as pieces from students that did not receive awards are on display in Founder’s Lounge.