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Local students shine in art show

Local students shine in art show

Pitman High students Kira Garcia, Carrie Thai, Sierra Brown, Marrien Farhadian, Shannon Reid, Maria Rosas, Brianna Pressma, Alaynnah Newman, Brianna Rivera and Preet Kaur proudly share their show p...


POSTED April 10, 2012 10:31 p.m.

The inner workings of teen inspiration will be on display for all to see beginning Monday.

The Turlock Regional High School Art Show, running April 16-20, will be held at the art gallery at California State University, Stanislaus.

The show features art from all over Stanislaus County and will be judged by CSU Stanislaus Dean of Arts Daryl Moore, professional artist Emma Thompson and vice president of Never Boring Design in Modesto, Julie Orona.

The annual event provides local high school students an opportunity to express themselves through their work.

“This show represents so much more than the raw talents of the youth in our community.  It provides an avenue for students to express themselves and connect with their peers through personal growth and cooperative learning experiences,” said Pitman High School art instructor Larry DeTomasi.

The show not only benefits students in personal expression, but also provides them with a crucial part of the learning process, said DeTomasi.

“It is an important part of the learning experience for students to see their work exhibited in a professional venue,” said DeTomasi.

Students will be competing in categories for sculpture, color drawing, black and white drawing, mixed media, painting, digital art and photography.

Pitman High School students, Kira Garcia, Carrie Thai, Sierra Brown, Marrien Farhadian, Shannon Reid, Maria Rosas, Brianna Pressma, Alaynnah Newman, Brianna Rivera and Preet Kaur have all submitted various pieces and will be participating in the show.

The students will be honored at a reception on April 20 at the University Art Gallery at 6 p.m. The works will be on display in the gallery all next week and can be viewed from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, or to view a map with the location of the gallery on the campus, visit csustan.edu/artgallery.

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