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Salmon River Central School Students Featured in Art Exhibit

April 6, 2017

Colonie Gray was the recipient of the first place Mixed Media Award for the high school students.
The 16th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Art Exhibit's opening ceremony was held on April 1st at the Wead Library in Malone. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of Norbert Robideau who was a very skilled photographer who followed in his father's footsteps by capturing photos of the Malone community for the last five decades. It is also dedicated in memory of Karen Lamitie-King, an Art Educator in Malone who was known for her great influence on the students she taught. This exhibit features artwork by students from six area schools. Several students from Salmon River Middle and High School had artwork submitted by their teachers (Layla Mayville, Jennifer Backus, and Elyse Lauzon) to be displayed in the exhibit. Many students received awards of recognition for their extraordinary creativity and effort.
Middle School Honorable Mention certificates were awarded to Ananya Gupta for "Swimming Collage", Cooper Monette for "Sculpture", Jordan Keith for "Teen Suicide" and Janna Debyah for "Optical Illusion." The Middle School Drawing Award was presented to MMS student, Olivia Franz, for "Self Portrait." The MS Painting Award was presented to MMS student, Alex Boyea, for "Fiesta." Winning the MS Sculpture
Award was Holy Family student, Samantha Weeks, for "Landscape." Salmon River MS student, Marissa Clute's "Still Life" won the Mixed Media Award. HM winners were presented with certificates and art pencils. Award winners were presented with certificates as well as an art journal and an art pencil set.
High School Honorable Mention Certificates were awarded to FA 12th grader, Elizabeth Merez DeSantiago, for "Tree People"; FA 12th grader, Michael Cox for "Myself"; B-M 12 grader, Hannah Schack-Sehlmeyer for "Trapped in Time"; SR 11th grader, Trysten Burns, for "Paper Cut Portrait;" and a group of three 11th and 12th graders from SR, Kawi Lazore, Fawn Jacobs & Sierra White for "Teacher Portrait." In addition to certificates each HM student was presented with art pencils.
The HS Drawing Award was presented to B-M 12th grader, Heather Hayes, for "Mind Games." 12th Grade B-M student, Patricia Davenport, was presented the HS Painting Award for "Frigid Morning." The HS Sculpture Award was presented to 11th Grade SR student, Blaze Benedict, for "Self Portrait." Grade 11 SR student, Colonie Gray, was presented with the HS Mixed Media Award for "Monochromatic." Each Award winner was presented with a certificate as well as an inscribed wooden plaque with a photograph of their winning entry.

Margaret Lazore, grade 8 student made a nylon wire sculpture.
Also announced at Saturday's reception were the recipients for two annual art scholarships. The Lamitie-King Scholarship was presented by Karen Lamitie-King and was awarded to FA Senior Hannah Garneau who is planning on attending Ohio Tech next year, majoring in graphics, design and paint refinishing. Her goal is to pursue a career in auto body custom painting. Foothills Art Society Vice President, Melissa Benardot, and Arnold Sauther, for whom the scholarship is in honor of, presented the Foothills Scholarship to FA Senior Art Major Elizabeth Meraz De Santiago. Elizabeth has been accepted in the Graphic Design program at Finger Lakes Community College.
The winner of the raffle drawing of the acrylic painting, "Seeing Purple," by Arnie Sauther was Mary White.
Raymond Whalen, illustrator, and Glenn S. Guiles, author, of the children's book "Harriet's Big Adventure" were on sight to meet and greet the students along with a book signing. This event was hosted and made possible by the Foothills Art Society, along with many sponsors and donators. The exhibit will be open for viewing upstairs in the Wead Library from now until April 26th.

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