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Art students feted for winning work

AVON PARK - South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) revealed the winners of its student art exhibit during a reception April 18.
Student art department awards were presented to: Ronika Baldwin, Painting and Figure Drawing; Joe Colangelo, 3-Dimensional Design; Hope Flowers, Pottery II; Camille Renzoni, Art History II; Jared Graphics, Computer Graphics; Emmelia Pereira and Hope Flowers, Museum Internship.
Awards of Excellence were selected by Joey Sacco, artist and SFSC MOFAC advisory committee member.
For their art, these students received monetary awards, which was made possible by SFSC’s Student Government Association; their work will be displayed in SFSC’s student art collection.
Winning artists were: Shannon Whalen, Mixed-Media, “Cut Your Heart Out;” Noemi Rodgers Negron, Painting, “Bookshop;” Sarah Franklin, Painting, “Lilac Manor;” Emmie Pereira, Painting, “Heart of the Moment;” Joe Colangelo, Graphics, “1600 Series;” Thomas Ivey, Graphics, “Contemporary Tea Room;” Jeffery Lynch, Photography, “Untitled;” Hannah Rivialeses, Photography, “Train;” Hope Flowers, 3-Dimensional, “Maelstrom;” Emmie Pereira, 3-Dimensional, “Pieces of who I Am;” Jessica Tirado, Drawing, “In Death I See;” Alexander Walzem, Drawing, “The Pedestal;” and Jordan Turner, Digital Print, “Jack.”
“If I could see the art in my own home, I chose it for an award,” Sacco said. “I wanted to feel strong about a piece and be drawn to look at it again.”
Awards for the Hotel Jacaranda exhibit were selected by Donald Appelquist, executive director of the SFSC Foundation Inc. These students received monetary awards for their art, which was made possible by the foundation. Their artwork will be displayed in the Hotel Jacaranda. Winning artists were: Camille Renzoni, Painting; Anaisa Santiago, Painting; Joe Colangelo, Graphics; Camille Renzoni, Graphics; Jordan Turner, Digital Print; and Darlene Sanchez, Graphics.
The Tanglewood Art League Scholarship in the amount of $300 was presented to Ronika Baldwin by Norma Evans, treasurer of the Tanglewood Art League, to provide Brown with the opportunity to further her education.
“Baldwin’s positive attitude, excellent academic record, talent, and creative spirit made her the perfect candidate for this special scholarship,” said Cathy Futral, art professor.
The Max Gooding Award in the amount of $100 was presented to Joe Colangelo. This award provides a student with the opportunity to advance their art education and make an impact on the arts. This award is made possible by SFSC alumni Max Gooding, who is currently finishing his degree in landscape architecture at the University of Florida.
SFSC’s art students developed the title of the show, promotional graphics, assisted with matting and framing the artwork, and helped install the pieces.
“The students’ quality of work was very high this year; this reflects their creativity, hard work, and dedication,” said Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator. “Putting on this exhibit takes a group of student leaders that put in extra time and have high quality technical skills.”
The 2013 Student Art Exhibit sponsors are Charles and Anne Reynolds, Bob and Monica Germaine, and the SFSC Alumni Association.
The exhibit will be on view at SFSC MOFAC through May 2 and is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information call Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 863-784-7195.