Melrose High School, Melrose, MA

Melrose High School, Melrose, MA

Monday, January 13, 2014

Melrose High in Globe Art Show

   Browsing through the pieces of art Melrose High School students have produced for the 2013 Globe Art show, you will find that they have redefined the word “selfie.”
In this case “selfie” means constructing large self-portraits made up of many different colors and texture techniques, using only colored pencil. Many of these self-portraits and other pieces of art MHS students have created are being submitted to the statewide art show, also known as the Globe Show.
MHS students in the photography program are also submitting pieces to the scholastic show. Becca Kranz, a member of the Imprint staff, is among those students in the photo program submitting new pieces. Becca was last year’s winner of the golden key for her photo titled "Ireland in America."
These students are getting the chance to be recognized with an award or scholarship money. Ms. Melito, an art teacher at MHS, says that, “Melrose has been getting recognized by the award show since 2009.” Every year MHS students get recognized with gold keys, sliver keys or honorable mentions.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards was started in 1923 and the Award’s goal, according to its website is to, “recognize the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth and provide a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents.” Teenagers in grades 7-12 can submit their writing or artwork to 28 categories and get a chance to earn scholarships and have their work exhibited or published.
This scholastic art and writing program claims to be the “longest running, most prestigious and recognized program for creative for creative teens in the U.S.” Some of its past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Stephen King.
This year, the MHS art program is submitting 35 pieces of artwork to the show. This is the largest amount of work the art program has submitted since 2005.

By: Anna Garofalo

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