Nostalgia is a powerful device in the art and writing of Nyanna Johnson and Alex Zhang. Both students received Gold Medals for their portfolios which focused on revisiting the past and evoking emotions with their words and images. Nyanna and Alex take us back in time to give new meaning to the present in this next installment of Eyes on the Prize.
The Creativity & Citizenship Award, produced in partnership with the National Constitution Center and sponsored by The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, is given to students whose art or writing address a topical theme, such as technology and privacy, immigration, bullying, and freedom of expression. This year, students were asked to create work that explores the issue of “Race in America” and add their unique voice to this important conversation. Meet the three students chosen for 2016 Creativity & Citizenship Awards! Read More
Clones, Film & Animation by Conor Twohy, Grade 12, Age 17, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson, MD
Our series on the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients continues with Conor Twohy and Ruohan Elbaba. Many of Conor’s films use elements of science-fiction, through not-yet-developed technologies and imagined futures, to tell the story. Ruohan looks to the writings and characters from the past to frame her identity and her own place in the world. Through their films and writing, Conor and Ruohan show us how to bring the past into the future.
We’re extending the application deadline! All art educators who work in the paint medium and have a student who received a Gold Key in the 2016 Scholastic Awards are eligible to apply for the Golden Educators Residency. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on May 2, 2016.
As part of our efforts to bring new awards, scholarships, and opportunities to our students, we partnered with Neiman Marcus to create the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion and the Neiman Marcus Award for Jewelry for the 2016 Scholastic Awards. Two teens who submitted outstanding work to the jewelry or fashion categories were selected to receive these awards, as well as a $1,000 scholarship! Without further ado, we’d like to congratulate the first recipients of these awards: