OPRF art students recognized at inaugural Illinois High School Regional Art Exhibition

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By Community Editor


Seven OPRF art students were recognized at the inaugural Illinois High School Regional Art Exhibition Art Show, held last Sunday at the Zhou Art Center in Chicago. Sixty-five schools participated in the art show and competition. Each school selected five works for display. In addition, senior art students could apply for a Senior Portfolio Scholarship by submitting their portfolio of work online. Several students took home awards: 

  • Seniors  Franka Contreras, Sophie Dennis, and Jessica Kaplan were offered Portfolio Scholarship Awards for full or partial tuition . Their artwork will be featured at a Senior Portfolio Show on March 8th at Gallery 400, with a show and art opening in the evening.
  • Seniors Erin Yen and Gabriel Matesanz received awards for, respectively, photography and graphic design.
  • Junior Sarah Luepker received an award for 3-Dimensional art and a Summer Early College Art Scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design.
  • And finally, freshman Annabel Huber received an award for drawing as well as a Summer Early College Art Scholarship to American Academy of Art.

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