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Press Release

2010-2011

 

March 3, 2011


Students showcase their talents at Cowley�s Fine Arts Day

 

Fine Arts Day


Enjoying a day of the performing and fine arts at Cowley College, 160 high school students from Kansas and Oklahoma registered to take part in the school’s Fine Arts Day held Wednesday on the Arkansas City campus.

Through the course of Fine Arts Day, students from 25 high schools had a chance to audition and/or share portfolios of their artwork. Student artwork was displayed and prizes were given in several different categories. Prizes awarded included scholarships and cash prizes.

Students also had the opportunity to see Cowley’s different art programs in action, as there were performances by Cowley’s instrumental ensemble, the Cowley College Singers, the cast of the upcoming spring musical “Lucky Stiff”, and members of Cowley’s dance class. There were also piano performances, poetry reading, a performance by Travis Truax, a slide show put together by the journalism, communication, and graphic design programs, and a film by art/design. Students also had a chance to meet with faculty, talk with current students, and take a tour of the campus.

Cowley College Humanities Department Chair, Marlys Cervantes, had an opportunity to visit with many of the students, parents and teachers that attended Fine Arts Day, and said the individuals came away impressed with the event and were excited about coming to school at Cowley.

“It was a tremendous Fine Arts Day,” Cervantes said. “Ben (Schears), Rachelle (Cobble, and the admissions staff rocked. They are the reason things went so smoothly and allowed us to concentrate on the program side of things. I also appreciate the work of Mike Fell in getting everything organized.”

Auditions were held for broadcast journalism, dance, vocal music, instrumental music, theatre, and piano scholarships. While, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, and Prodigy Art Portfolio interviews were conducted.

This was the sixth year Cowley has held Fine Arts Day.

“I feel that once again Cowley Fine Arts students and staff presented a high energy event which showcased the creative opportunities available at Cowley,” Cowley art instructor Mike Fell said. “It is evident that students interested in pursuing the arts can find what they are looking for at Cowley.”

An awards ceremony capped the day. There were 31 Prodigy Art Award winners named and four winners in the Best of Show. Creative Writing Prodigy Awards were also handed out.

“The students work was very impressive,” Cervantes said. “We have got some talented incoming students that really want to be here.”

Best of Show winners:

  • Flat Media Junior Division — Kayla Tarrent, Ark City High School
  • Flat Media Senior Division — Wesley Bland, Ark City High School
  • 3-D Media Junior Division — Seth Herrington, Winfield HighSchool
  • 3-D Media Senior Division — Henry Engelmeyer, Rose Hill High School

Portfolio winners:

  • First place — Kat Lowe, Maize South High School
  • Second place — Abby Ferris, Ark City High School

Painting winners:

  • First place — Kayle McCully, Winfield High School
  • Second place  — Amy Sternberger, Derby High School
  • Third place — Kevin Faust, Winfield High School

Drawing-B&W winners:

  • First place — Abelardo Trujillo, Ark City High School
  • Second place — Qiheng Weng, Ark City High School
  • Third place — Jazmin Lara, Ark City High School

Drawing-Color winners:

  • First place — Abelardo Trujillo, Ark City High School
  • Second place — Kaitlyn Wall, Winfield High School
  • Third place — Rachal Bazil, Ark City High School

Mixed Media winners:

  • First place — Kayle McCully, Winfield High School
  • Second place — Kimberly Holmes, Winfield High School

Sculpture winners:

  • First place — Haley Knapp, Winfield High School
  • Second place — John Laffitte, Rose Hill High School
  • Third place — Chris Boivin, Rose Hill High School

Ceramics winners:

  • First place — Nathan Larson, Ponca City High School
  • Second place — John Laffitte, Rose Hill High School
  • Third place — Kelsey Smith, Winfield High School

Photography winners:

  • First place — Shelby Welch, Derby High School
  • Second place — April Handlin, Winfield High School
  • Third place — Kaitlyn Wall, Winfield High School

Printmaking winners:

  • First — Luke Smith, Rose Hill High School
  • Second — Rylee Blanton, Winfield High School
  • Third — Kimberly Holmes, Winfield High School

Graphic Design-Mixed Media winners:

  • First — Desiree Moore, Ponca City High School
  • Second — Blake Estes, Winfield High School
  • Third — Amy Sternberger, Derby High School

Graphic Design-Single Page winners:

  • First — Amanda Yauch, Derby High School
  • Second — Shane Stofferan, Winfield High School
  • Third — Shane Stofferan, Winfield High School

Creative writing winners:

  • Junior Division Portfolio winner — Sarah Ripperda, Ark City High School
  • Senior Division Portfolio winners:
    • First place — Neal Andrews, Goddard High School
    • Second place — Shannon Mahon, Derby
    • Third place — Shaina Sawyer, Winfield High School

View photos of the Prodigy Art award winners.