Student art show award recipients

Viewing student art works on the bridge between the student center and the LA building. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

Viewing student artworks on the bridge between the Student Center and the LA building. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

By Evan Koukios

 

President of Washtenaw Community College, Rose Bellanca, spoke of the importance of this year’s Student Art Show at the awards reception on March 15, 2016.

“It is a perfect celebration for our 50th, and we will certainly highlight it in everything that we do in terms of our 50th,” Bellanca said.

Robroy Ross' with his 2nd Place winning piece in 3D ART at the 2016 WCC student art show. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

Robroy Ross with his second place winning piece in 3-D art at the 2016 WCC student art show. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

130 works of art were on display on the second floor of the Student Center and nine prizes were awarded within three categories. Belinda McGuire, an art instructor, announced the winners for 2-D and 3-D Art, and Ingrid Ankerson announced for Digital Arts. The prize winners received a $400 tuition award for first place, $200 gift certificate for art supplies for second, and a $50 gift certificate for classes at the Ann Arbor Art Center for third.

 

The winners were:

 

2-D Drawing

First: Irene Mokra, life drawing portrait

Second: Keith Amidei, cut paper

Third: Mayle Mejia, painting

 

3-D Art

First: Adam Rogozinski, sculpture

Second: Robroy Ross, sculpture

Third: Mike Tuccinni, ceramic vase

 

Digital Media

First: Karolina Kocovska, photograph

Second: Mike Chu, film

Third: Keith Amidei, graphic design

 

Ireme Mokra with her 1st Place Award in 2D Drawing at the 2016 WCC student art show awards ceremony. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

Ireme Mokra with her first place award in 2-D Drawing at the 2016 WCC student art show awards ceremony. Evans Koukios | Washtenaw Voice

McGuire and Ankerson announced comments from the judges. For first place in 2-D Drawing, regarding Irene Mokra’s portrait, judges said Mokra displayed, “Rigorous drawing with excellent contrast, texture, and light. She captured the emotional state of the subject.  A complete work.”

Judges called Adam Rogozinski’s first place 3-D Art sculpture, “A mature work.” They added, “This abstracted human form sculpture has a strong contemplative and emotional impact.  The placement of the forms was right on target.”

Regarding first place in Digital Arts, Karolina Kocovska’s photograph,  “This photograph captured a slice of life, a moment in time. The photo has the feel of a narrative. We are intrigued, we know that the movement is meaningful. The photo’s composition is complex, unified and satisfying.”

The show will be up until the end of the month, March 31, 2016, on the second floor of the Student Center, where visitors can see for themselves the breadth of WCC’s arts curriculum and the talent of its students from these classes represented.

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