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Congratulations to winning artists in student show

Steven Martz, Staff writer

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The 2017-2018 Juried Student Art Show brought out fantastic work from an array of talented students, thanks to benefactor and Mercyhurst alumna Patricia S. Yahn.
The juror, Alexa Potter, did a wonderful job choosing the artwork to be displayed in this year’s show.
In all, 105 pieces of art were entered into the show by gifted students from across Mercyhurst’s campus.
Potter’s job was to narrow down the entrees. This year, 45 pieces of art were chosen for this exhibit.
Congratulations are in order to all of the artists for the extraordinary work and dedication that was put into their works.
The gallery looks wonderful. Of these 45 works of art, three were chosen and ranked.
In first place was Evan Hartono for his assemblage “Detritus.” Curtis Waidley ranked second for his photo “East 10th Street Garage.” Sarah Van Alstine ranked third for her drawing “Sterling Silver.”
These three won cash prizes
There were also three honorable mentions: Edward Chavis for his drawing “Shady”; Sara Hood for her graphic design work on the “Miss Firecracker Promotion”; and Nicolette Tomani for a photo “Fluorescent Man.”
These three students won a Michael’s gift card so they can keep creating and exploring their craft.
If you would like to see the works for yourself, visit the Cummings Art Gallery located in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
The installation will be exhibited until March 16.
Hours are Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays.
The gallery is also open Saturdays and Sundays, noon- 5 p.m.
The gallery will also be closed for break March 5-11.
To all the fantastic artists out there keep creating, you are all doing a wonderful job.


First Place:
Name: Evan Hartono
Year: Sophomore
Major: Studio Art
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Title: “Detritus”
Medium: Assemblage
List price: $200


Second Place:
Name: Curtis Waidley
Year: Junior
Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Erie, PA
Minor: Photography
Title: “East 10th Street Garage”
Medium: Photography
No list price


Third Place:
Name: Sarah Van Alstine
Year: Junior
Hometown: Barton, NY
Major: Art Education and English
Title: “Sterling Silver”
Medium: Drawing
No List Price

*Photos by Steven Martz

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Congratulations to winning artists in student show