Covenant Day student wins with ‘Mind Palace’
MATTHEWS – Covenant Day eighth-grade student Zara Gentner received a National Silver Medal in drawing and illustration for the 2019 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards.
Her artwork along with a video greeting and audio message regarding her artwork will be featured on the National Scholastic Art & Writing website.
Covenant Day art teacher Karen Ernsberger has also been recognized as Scholastic Art National Silver Medal Educator.
Nearly 340,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students from every state in the nation for adjudication at the regional level.
Schopen wins photo show
MINT HILL – Natalie Schopen won first place for “If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going…” at Mint Hill Arts’ second annual Romie and Judy Mizell Photography Show on April 5.
James Alexander placed second with “Golden Valley.” Brent Joyner placed third with “Mystic Vision of the Taj Mahal.” Honorable mentions went to Sam Doejaaren for “Newman” and “Key Colony,” April McDermott for “Shades of Blue” and Larry Sledge for “Reflections on Roses.”
Charlotte-based commercial photographer Rick Hovis judged the competition of 46 photographs. Theo Barbato, gallery chair, presented awards provided by Biggs Camera, Dunwellz and First Citizens Bank.
The gallery, located at 11205 Lawyers Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays through April 24.