Best in Show winners announced



Kenzie Talhelm, a Williams High School student, won Best in Show for the high school category of the 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People held on March 21. [Photo submitted


Melanie Hunt, a Burlington School student, won Best in Show for the middle school category of the Alamance Arts' 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People. [Photo submitted

The 61st annual Visual Arts Competition for Young People, a juried contest for middle and high school students, was held on March 21 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. The exhibit will remain on display through May 3 in the Sister Galleries.
Kenzie Talhelm, a Williams High School student, won Best in Show for the high school category for “Untitled,” a charcoal drawing.
Melanie Hunt, a student at The Burlington School, won Best in Show for the middle school category for “WWII,” an acrylic painting.
See the Teens & 20s website: www.teensandtwenties.com for a complete list of winners.

Thinking outside the artistic box: March’s featured artist is studying animation

By Logan A. White


March's Meet The Artist is Nichole Crawford. [Photo submitted

Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White interviews area teens and twenty-somethings about their careers and/or passion for art monthly.
Nichole Crawford, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is March’s featured artist. Crawford is majoring in Film with a concentration in Animation. She comes from a visual arts background and enjoys painting and illustrating in her free time. She also is a former Teens & 20s illustrator.
 Teens & 20s: What inspires you most as an artist?
Crawford: I get inspired by the power artists have to creatively convey messages and inspire others. I look at art as a tool to show people my perspective on things that I find hard to put in words. No matter what art you create, you cannot control the message that is taken away from it, but whether negative or positive, if a conversation or even a thought is provoked after experiencing an art piece, then it is successful.
Teens & 20s: When do you feel you made the transition from hobby to passion?
Crawford: Sometime in high school was when I decided that I would pursue an art career. Art has always played an essential role in my life. I knew that I always wanted to work doing something that I love so that it wouldn’t feel like an obligation.
Teens & 20s: What other form of art have you always wanted to try?
Crawford: I think taking contemporary dance classes could be really fun. I read more…

Things To Do (week of March 25, 2019)


• Widespread Panic: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St., Durham. $136 and up; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
• Textile Heritage Museum’s 15th anniversary celebration: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2406 Glencoe St., Burlington. 336-260-0038, www2.textileheritagemuseum.org/ or visit the Textile Heritage Museum on Facebook.
• Brian Collins’ “Urban Pop Art”: On display now through April 15, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Exhibit can be viewed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The exhibit coincides with the 61st Visual Arts Student Competition for Young People. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org/.

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