Hal High artists shine

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Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student artists received accolades at the Art Gallery of Bancroft’s under 19 student exhibition March 15.

Karen Gervais, department head of arts and visual arts teacher, said Annabelle Borgdorff won best in show for The Things We Miss.

“The jurors described Annabelle’s work as having ‘very unusual and insightful conceptual elements. Beautiful use of paint and ink show the artist’s proficiency in their chosen medium’,” Gervais said.

Ceinwyn Mathura’s Inspiration from the Heart won first place in the painting and mixed media category. Gervais said the jurors described the work as “well conceived with various mixed materials and painted pieces bringing wonderful colour and movement. Juxtaposed elements are creatively thought out, providing dramatic impact and visual interest.”

Hailiee Embury received second-place in the category, as well as the creativity and concept award for her playful acrylic painting How It Actually Happened. The exhibition runs until March 30.