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Students Explore The Next Horizon

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “The Next Horizon”? Do you think sunsets and landscapes? Robots and spaceships?

If you’re curious what Montgomery County Public School high school students picture, then stop by the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus before March 23 to see what budding young artists and photographers created when presented with the theme “The Next Horizon.”

This is the sixth year the campus has hosted a juried exhibition of artwork from Montgomery County high school students. More than 150 students submitted mixed media art and photographs, and 71 pieces were selected for display across two gallery spaces: in the 9605 Building Atrium and in the A&R Food for Thought Café.

Eric Beatty, Director of Homewood Arts Program at Johns Hopkins and local artist Fran Abrams served as judges for the canvases. Jay Corey, Director of Video Strategy for Johns Hopkins, and local photographer David Chisham served as photography judges. Artist Sherill Anne Gross was the show’s curator.

The show opened with a reception on February 3, at which the winners were announced.

Canvas Winners (name, title of piece, school):

  • 1st place: Christina Lockwood, On the Verge of Renewal, Visual Arts Center at Einstein High School
  • 2nd place: Molly Swyers, our choice, Visual Arts Center at Einstein High School
  • 3rd place: Denna Ameen, From the Past to the Next Generation, Northwest High School
  • Honorable Mention: Cherrie Wang, Unattainable, Wootton High School
  • Honorable Mention: Catherine Miranda, Pie in the Sky, Northwest High School
  • Honorable Mention: Gabriela Avalos, the painter, Visual Arts Center at Einstein High School
  • Curator’s Choice: Emma Anderson, Towards the Horizon, Damascus High School

Photography Winners (name, title of piece, school):

  • 1st place: Gabriella Brock, Transitions of Technology, Northwest High School
  • 2nd place: Allison Banavong, I Can Never Win, Northwest High School
  • 3rd place: Alexandra Dotti, Hollywood Sun, Gaithersburg High School

Schools represented in the show include: Albert Einstein High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Damascus High School, Gaithersburg High School, James Hubert Blake High School, the MCPS Visual Arts Center at Einstein, Montgomery Blair High School, Northwest High School, Northwood High School, Paint Branch High School, Rockville High School, Sherwood High School, Wheaton High School, Winston Churchill High School, and Wootton High School. Support for this show comes from Plaza Arts of Rockville.

Have an idea for a good theme for next year’s show? Post it in the comments section below.

Next Horizon All Students

Next Horizon Reception  Two men at Next Horizon Reception           

Girls with food at Next Horizon Reception

Lockwood Artwork      Brock artwork      Banavong artwork

      On the Verge of Renewal                 Transitions of Technology                              I Can Never Win


Dotti artworkSwyers artworkAmeen artwork

       Hollywood Sun                                Our Choice                                                               From the Past to the Next Generation

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