Works of heart
June 11 marked the opening date of the Champions for Kids Juried Art Show at the Cornwall Public Library, the first of two events that will comprise the Celebration of Arts. Thirty-one Cornwall and area high school students from the Upper Canada District School Board entered the competition. Thanks to the generous donations of several local businesses, all of the artwork was framed by Logan’s Gallery, adding to the professional ambiance of the exhibit and making it well worth the visit. Three members of the Focus Art Association, Pat Campbell, Jacqueline Milner and Sandra Taylor, formed the jury and had the challenging task of choosing the top ten pieces.
• 1st Place: Thomas O’Brien, Man in Water, Char-Lan DHS,
• 2nd Place: Sang Yun Conflict, St. Lawrence IS,
• 3rd Place: Jessica Benedict, Composition, General Vanier IS,
•People’s Choice: Morgan Marilyn Von Ink, Tagwi SS,
Honourable Mentions (in order):
•Bonita Bondar, Another World, Rothwell Osnabruck,
•Jenna Bruinsma, DHS,
•Nick Tahler, The Signs Death, Glengarry DHS,
•Rhyland Taylor, Basic Shapes-Still Life, General Vanier IS,
•Umar Farooq and Musa Sheikh, Boat Scene, St. Lawrence IS, •Sarah Seguin, Untitled, Char-Lan DHS, •Alex Dalrymple-Alford, Canadian Landscape, General Vanier IS.
Marilyn Von Ink by Tagwi artist, Morgan Tremblay, was voted as the People’s Choice Award by members of the public who viewed the Champions for Kids Juried Art Show during the first week of the Art Show.
The winning artists have graciously donated their work to be auctioned off at a celebration dinner, with all proceeds going to the Champions for Kids Foundation, the charitable arm of the Upper Canada District School Board. The Foundation was formed in January 2008 to help level the playing field for children of struggling families. It gives them a helping hand to financially meet their children’s medical needs and allow their kids to participate in sporting events, the arts and other fun activities outside of school hours. To date, close to a quarter of a million dollars has been disbursed by the Foundation for things such as hockey registration, guitar lessons, eye glasses, epi-pens and hospital transportation expenses. The celebration dinner will take place on June 25 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. To sponsor this event, or purchase tickets to the celebration dinner, please call Eamer’s Corners Public School at 613-933-0644.