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Awards brought home to GF in state-wide Olympics of the Visual Arts Competition

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Glens Falls Middle School students Madeline Weil, Allison GiamBruno, and Destiny Stomski stand with their creation based on Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

May 2, 2014 — On Thursday, April 10, students from the middle school and high school represented Glens Falls at the Olympics of the Visual Arts state-wide competition. More than 1,200 students—from as far away as Buffalo and Farmingdale—competed in eight art categories. They brought projects to display along with materials to solve spontaneous artwork challenges “on the spot.”

“In the area of architecture, we were represented by Frankie Endevieri and Scarlett DeWitt in the high school,” says art teacher Joy Muller-McCoola. They created an arch in the style of Eero Saarinen, one of the masters of American 20th-century architecture and designer of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Sixth-graders Madeline Weil, Destiny Stomski, and Allison GiamBruno created an arch based on Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” for the middle school competition.

Sixth graders Miranda Subcliff and Gabby Corentto created a large scale pop-up book for the Illustration category and took third place. Lison Tunick, Judy Derrick, and Cassidy Shufelt created a clay Buddha as part of their sculpture entry. They took second place.

“Seventh graders Trevor Britton and Drew Fitzgerald competed in Typography, designing a font referencing robotic dogs,” said Ms. Muller-McCoola. “This was used for the statement, ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’s back.’” McKenna Clark, Karley Barber, Lauren Denard, Jackie Young, and Shyann Rawson competed in the Photography category.

6th graders Taylor Stone, Sarah Kemble, Brooke Patenaude, and Kylee Duran created a paper dress for the fashion competition.

“Congratulations should go to all the teams for the hours of work and research put into their projects and their fine results,” said Ms. Muller-McCoola.