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Student art accepted for Ann Arbor exhibition

Artwork by 11 Upper School students has been accepted for display at the Ann Arbor Art Center’s prestigious “Potential 2014” show, a juried exhibition featuring the best artwork by students from around Washtenaw County.

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More than 300 works were submitted for consideration this year, said Greenhills art teachers Rob Kinnaird and Nicole Burroughs, and only a small fraction was accepted into the show, which runs through May 11.

“It’s a big deal to be selected,” Kinnaird said. “The students worked very hard to achieve this level of excellence.”

Work from the following students was accepted:

  • Zoe Chrissos grade 12 (4 photographs selected)
  • Sena Duran grade 12 (1 Digital Artwork selected)
  • Fengming Wan grade 12 (1 photograph selected)
  • Cassidy Carpenter grade 11 (1 painting selected)
  • Sara Ceccio grade 11 (1 painting selected)
  • Karen Guan grade 11 (1 Pencil drawing selected)
  • Zach Martell grade 11 (1 photograph selected)
  • Dua Duran grade 9 (1 painting selected)
  • Maddie DeRose grade 9 (1 photograph selected)
  • Jean-Luc Gagnon grade 9 (1 photograph selected)
  • Louis Meeks grade 9 (1 photograph selected)

This year’s “Potential 2014” exhibition involves a unique partnership with Ann Arbor’s Neutral Zone, a teen center that provides creative development experiences for youth. The Neutral Zone’s Visual Art Council, a group of teens who make, exhibit, and advocate for art, participated in the jurying process. Guided by adult juror, street artist, and Greenhills alumnus David Zinn ’86, members of the council learned to use thoughtfully crafted selection criteria to make decisions about curating the exhibition.

Zinn’s commissioned artwork has been seen around town for more than 20 years on theatrical posters, business signage, and most recently on sidewalks, where he has gained international renown as a creator of temporary chalk-based street art. Being a compulsive doodler from a very early age, Zinn said he is deeply honored to have an opportunity to encourage and promote the incredible work of young artists in his hometown.

The Ann Arbor Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in the education, exhibition and exploration of the visual arts. Offering studio art classes, workshops, exhibitions, summer camps and more, the Art Center is celebrating over 100 years of cultivating creativity.




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