Fifteen Students Chosen for the Island School Council for the Arts Promising Picasso Art Exhibit
Senior Emily Beasley Takes Home the Top Prize
Each year budding student artists from public, private and home schools in southern Beaufort County submit their best artwork in the hopes that they’ll be chosen for the Island School Council for the Arts Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibit. Designed to identify student talent, build confidence and encourage continued studies in the arts, the juried event is highly competitive.
Out of 54 total pieces of artwork selected for the exhibit this year, 15 are from Hilton Head Prep, including artwork by third graders Allison Kandel and Cassie Cohen, fourth graders Elizabeth Hudak and Jack Cherry, sixth grader Drew Askeland, eighth graders Catherine Sheehan and Samantha Kriney, sophomore Vanessa Orrell, juniors Marissa Wojcikiewicz, Deia Hunt and Christian Steinmetz, and seniors Emily Beasley, Gracie Anderson, Alex Gordon and Hannah Parker. Emily Beasley and Deia Hunt placed first and third, respectively, in the competition and they will each receive a monetary prize. Senior Gracie Anderson also received an Honorable Mention.
In addition, seven students were awarded “Top 18” recognition, and their work will be featured in area businesses during the month of March, including Allison Kandel, Elizabeth Hudak, Emily Beasley, Gracie Anderson, Alex Gordon, Deia Hunt and Vanessa Orrell.
The Promising Picassos Student Art Exhibit will be hung in the Bank of America room at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina throughout the month of February and at the Youth Arts Fest on March 2. The exhibit is open to the public.