Two Students Honored at Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards
Artwork by two Gunnery students, Jean Fang ’19 and Julian Morris ’22, was selected for inclusion in the 28th annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state and an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards.
The program recognizes the work of talented young artists in grades 7 to 12. Student artwork is juried by professional artists and university art faculty and is selected on merit for inclusion in the statewide art exhibition, which will remain on view through February 1 in the Silpe Gallery at Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Beyond the honor of being selected, students may be awarded Gold or Silver keys and Honorable Mention Awards in each of 17 media categories.
Fang, who is a student in AP Studio Art, received a Silver Key Award for her painting titled “School.” Two of Morris’s hand-blown glass pieces were selected in the ceramics and glass category, “Glass Feathered Vase,” for which he received a Silver Key Award, and “Glass Vase with Flowers,” which earned an Honorable Mention.
A student awards presentation will be held on January 27 in the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater.
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.