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1999 Parkland Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition
- April 22 - May 7, 1999
Have you ever wondered what the art students have been learning in their classes at Parkland? The Fine Art Students exhibit gave us a chance to see the results of their arduous work. Art students learn basic principles of design and form in their many courses at Parkland. Good design skills were evident in the work produced for the two-dimensional and three-dimensional courses. Sculpture, photography, metalwork and ceramic pieces were also on exhibit. An assortment of drawings, from still lifes to figure studies, displayed many students development in drawing expertise. The variety of paintings demonstrated several different techniques and provided us with a visual splendor. This exhibit was a commanding show of the talent and learning that has been encouraged in the Art department all year. The exhibit highlighted the accomplishments of many talented, dedicated and hard working students.
The exhibition in itself is a learning experience. The students must edit a years worth of production down to only four works to be entered for consideration. These pieces must be presented in a professional manner. The work is then juried by the art faculty as a whole who must narrow over 500 entries down to a manageable number to be displayed in the gallery. The students learn some of the tough realities of juried exhibits and competition with their peers. An impressive 139 students were represented!
Four top honors were given to students exhibiting in the Fine Arts Students Juried Exhibition.
- Ji-Young Kil of Urbana received the Cinnia Vaky Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes sustained excellence in studio disciplines as well as academic performances. The scholarship was established by Russell Vaky, of Champaign, in memory of his mother.
- Karen Ryan of Champaign received the Merchandise award from the Art Coop, for sustained studio excellence.
- Wilma R. Witt of Rantoul received the President's Award for Excellence for her ceramic sculpture, "Drift".
- Susanna Sanchez of Urbana received the Department Chairs' Award for her sterling silver constructed ring.
Fine Art Student Exhibitors 1999
Ji-Young Kil - (Vaky Award)
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.
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