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Best in Show winners announced

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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

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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
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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…

Winners of 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People

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GRAHAM – The winners were announced for the 61st Visual Arts Competition for Young People, a juried contest for middle and high school students, on March 21 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St.  The exhibit will remain on display through May 3  in the Sister Galleries.

Winners in the High School category were: Rachel Melvin, Southern Alamance High School, “Squirrel”, 1st Place, Digital Photography; Mallory Harrelson, Southern Alamance High School, “Donkeys”, 2nd Place, Digital Photography; Hailey Thorp, Southern Alamance High School, “Rose”, 3rd Place, Digital Photography;  Ashley Allen, Graham High School, “Throughout the Eyes”, 1st Place, Black & White Photography;  Valerie Troxler, Walter M. Williams High School, “Sadie”, 1st Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Rhiana Barnes, River Mill Academy, “Details in Shoe Design”, 2nd Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Marlayna Merrill, River Mill Academy, “Paper Bags in Graphite”, 3rd Place, Pencil/Colored Pencil Drawing;  Dylan Horton, Western Alamance High School, “Simple Still Life”, 1st Place, Oil Painting;  Carson Talley, River Mill Academy, “Tar Heel”, 1st Place, Stained Glass;  Ydalis Guiterrez, Eastern Alamance High School, “Wobi-Sabi Wonky”, 1st Place, Functional Ceramics;  Abby Thomas, Walter M. Williams High School, “Cupcake Box”, 2nd Place, Functional Ceramics;  Ryan Catalano, Eastern Alamance High School, “Tea for Fido”, 3rd Place, Functional Ceramics;   read more…

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