Student-Artists Bring Home Awards From Emerging Artist Expo
Original works by 13 student-artists at The Gunnery are featured in the 6th annual Emerging Artists High School Expo, a juried exhibition that opened April 7 in the Henderson Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford.
The exhibit, which will remain on view through April 30, includes drawings, paintings, photographs, videos, mixed media and clay/ceramic pieces submitted by more than 50 high school artists from Shepaug Valley School, New Milford High School, Wamogo Regional High School, The Gunnery and Canterbury School, said John C. Maxwell, III, President of Hunt Hill Farm. Awards in each category were presented at the opening reception on April 7.
Representing The Gunnery are: Jihoon An ’20, who received the award for Photography; Talia Zabit ’19, who received the award for Mixed Media (2D); Ally Gerry ’21, Catie Stammen ’20, Anne Beatty ’19, Aubrey Barnes ’22, Daniel Wang ’20, Izzie DiGiarcomo ’20, Jasmine Tian ’19, Jean Fang ’19, Julian Lopez ’19, Linda Fan ’21, and Sophia Novoa ’20.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.