Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Seventeen CGCC students honored as 2013 Artists of Promise

Seventeen students from Chandler-Gilbert Community College were selected as 2013 Artists of Promise and asked to participate in the ninth annual Artist of Promise event on April 16. The event is a gala performance and exhibition showcasing Maricopa Community Colleges' student visual art, choreography, creative writing, theatre and music competitions.

The Maricopa County Community College District sponsors annual competitions in creative writing, dance/choreography, music, visual art and theatre. The first place winners then perform their pieces for the evening's program.

The competitions in visual art and creative writing are also sponsored nationally by the League for Innovation in the Community College, and winners of the Maricopa competitions are automatically entered into these national events.

CGCC student artists selected for recognition include:


Robert Danford, Valley of the Iguana (digital), League for Innovation Selection
James Bury, Woven Platter (ceramic), Honorable Mention Selection
Emily Palomino-Ortiz, Convergence (mixed media), Honorable Mention Selection
Tracy Baker Shaw, Captain America (pastels), Honorable Mention Selection
Brianna Voron, Study of Untitled (watercolor and ink), Honorable Mention Selection
Brianna Voron, Innocence (oil paint), Honorable Mention Selection
Lawrence Kuhlman, Large Platter (ceramic)
Thelma Moren Liszak, Purse with Gold Chain (ceramic)
Clay Martinez, Composition T.C. 38b (ceramic)

Tracy Baker Shaw, Piano Man (charcoal)

Essay: Matthew Boye, West of Eden, honorable mention


Group: Hailey McCourt, first place
Group: Rachel Adams, third place

Composition: Jaden Medlock, third place
Female Classical Voice: Jessalina Nhieu, second place
Male Classical Voice: Samuel Loose, third place
Female Musical Theatre: Rachel Kimball, second place; Jacqueline Alcocer, third place; Michelle Moyer, honorable mention
Male Musical Theatre: Samuel Loose, first place

For more information about CGCC's arts program visit cgc.edu/arts.
For information on fine arts events within MCCCD visit mcli.maricopa.edu/arts.

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