Maranatha High School Congratulate its Pasadena Women’s Club Annual Student Art Contest Winners

A huge congratulations to a few of our very own art students for their incredibly fantastic submissions for the Pasadena Women’s Club Annual Student Art Contest. We are proud to announce that Evelyn Thoen ’17 won first place for her linoleum block print, “Beach House” (pictured above ). Evelyn explained, “I was inspired by the song ‘Lakehouse,’ by the Land of Monsters and Men. Their music is focused on Icelandic folk tales and memories. My concept for the piece was to create a unique structure using cool, muted tones to make the image of a lake house that is literally in the water. This piece is a collage of several block prints.” Next year Evelyn will be attending Westmont College and double-majoring in Art and Communication Studies. Her artwork will be on display soon at the main Pasadena Library on Walnut.

Additionally, Angela Oh ’17 won 3rd place for “Unexpected Gathering” and Sihan Zhao ’18 received an Honorable Mention for her piece, “Unmasking.” Angela is planning to study medicine with the goal of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon, but could just as easily take the art world by storm. Her creativity and visual skills will be very useful in her future career as research shows that fine hand/eye coordination and creativity is a great asset to those in the medical field. As for Sihan, in addition to being an excellent student in math and science, she has a deep passion for art. She is planning to attend a pre-college program this summer to explore architecture with the goal of becoming an architect. She is immensely creative and consistently scores among the top rankings in the AP Studio Art class and is always looking for ways to challenge herself.

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