It was an exciting day for the talented student artists of Ewing High School at the annual Teen Arts Festival, which was taking place live and in-person for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students enjoyed their time on the Mercer County Community College campus, attending different workshops and activities. Young artists were able to experiment with new and different techniques in creating works of art to expand their knowledge and hone their skills.
According to EHS art teacher Mr. DeCavalcante, one of the most beneficial segments of the competition, is the students' critique component.
“This allows students to engage with current industry artists, listening to professional critiques, suggestions and feedback in regards to student art and their creative processes,” he shared.
Ewing High School had a fantastic turnout with eight (8) 2D pieces and eleven (11) 3D pieces entered into the visual arts portion of the competition.
The big news of the day was that talented EHS senior Makayla McCloskey’s sculpture not only advanced to the State-level of the competition, but was selected as a traveling piece, and will now be showcased throughout the state, being displayed in different municipalities for the year.
Madison Talbert, Angelina Sarmiento and Gabriel Kortepeter submitted 2D visual pieces that were selected to advance to the State-level competition. Nicholas Canavera and Isabelle Hanlin joined McCloskey with works that were moved forward to compete in the 3D category of the State-level competition.
“Ewing High School certainly has talented artists and dedicated teachers, and this was demonstrated once again by their outstanding performance at the Teen Arts Festival,” District Supervisor of the Humanities Brock Mislan stated. “Congratulations to all and we wish them the best at states!”