Sunday, November 9, 2014

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Disney-Britton
"Sticks & Stones" (above) by Binuri Lasanya Hapuarachchy, grade 9 of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School in Indianapolis is the 2014 winner of Alpha Omega Prize for Student Art. Using a mirror surrounded by found objects---some from nature including sticks and stones and others found at home symbolizing childhood, the work reflects the shattered innocence in the viewer. The award was presented yesterday before a packed audience in Indianapolis. Twenty-five student artists explored the theme "Journey to Freedom" as part of the 2014 Spirit & Place Festival and that makes "Sticks & Stones" my NEWS OF WEEK.
Binuri Lasanya Hapuarachchy and her art teacher Heather Mills
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1 comment:

Ernest Disney-Britton said...

My favorite moment on Saturday was when the proud mothers of the young artists co-signed the purchase award contracts---and sold us the prize-winning artworks created. The mothers, I think were even prouder than the youth. It showed that art had true value---even economic value.