The Westport Arts Center is excited to announce the student artists selected for the third annual Westport High School Student Exhibition, currently on display at the Westport Arts Center through June 23.
Staples High School student Sophia Livecchi was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Tracy Sugarman Award for her work in pastel, “Woven Terrains.” She was presented with the award and a $100 prize at the exhibition opening on April 21.
Distinguished Westport artists Ann Chernow and Leonard Everett Fisher served as the jurors for the exhibition.
Leonard Everett Fisher stated, “I am always amazed at the imagination and urgency communicated in the art of the teenagers as seen in recent years at the Westport Arts Center. Serious or witty, their affection for the Visual Arts is evident. Their path to artistic maturity in all its complexities begins here. Civilization will survive in their passionate hands!”
The Call For Entries was open to students throughout Fairfield County. Westport residents and/or students that attend a Westport High School were eligible for the Tracy Sugarman Award.
The competition was generously sponsored by The Honorable Alan and Janet Nevas in memory of Tracy Sugarman. Sugarman was a 62-year Westport resident who was an illustrator, writer, civil rights activist and WWII veteran. He is best known for his painting and illustrations recording American history from D-Day to the space shuttle. Mr. Sugarman passed away in January 2013 at the age of 91.
Selected high school artists include (name, school, town/city of residence):
- Sara Adriani, 11th Grade, Joel Barlow High School, Easton
- Mariella Alderucci, 10th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Kayla Arias, 12th Grade, Academy of Information, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Sebastian Avila, 12th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Maggie Baron, 11th Grade, Academy of Information, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Elisha Brockenberry, 9th Grade, Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet School, Bridgeport
- Kyle Burton, 11th Grade, Hopkins School, Fairfield
- Aaliyah Celestin, 12th Grade, Academy of Information, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Jorge DeCruz, 9th Grade, Norwalk Housing Authority, Norwalk
- Aidan Delgass, 9th Grade, Weston High School, Weston
- Alyssa Domenico, 12th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Anna Greenspan, 11th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Casey Haims, 12th Grade, Academy of Information, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Emily Haug, 12th Grade, Joel Barlow High School, Redding
- Toby Innes, 11th Grade, Wilton High School, Wilton
- Saige Kanik, 9th Grade, Weston High School, Weston
- Marissa Lagoja, 9th Grade, Notre Dame High School, Fairfield
- Caiti Levin, 10th Grade, Weston High School, Weston
- Audrey Liao, 11th Grade, Joel Barlow High School, Redding
- Sophia Livecchi (2017 Tracy Sugarman Award winner), 12th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Gabriela Marroquin, 12th Grade, Academy of Information, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Mary McGee, 12th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Alexandra McMahon, 12th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Carly Mori, 11th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Louikenson Paul, 9th Grade, NHA Learning Center, Notwalk
- Maisie Prince, 9th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Mari Sachs, 10th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Hannah Schmidt, 10th Grade, Staples High School, Westport
- Ellie Shapiro, 12th Grades, Staples High School, Westport
- Destini Smith, 11th Grade, Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering, Stamford
- Caroline Teed, 9th Grade, Joel Barlow High School, Redding
- Maha Ulhaq, 10th Grade, Joel Barlow High School, Easton
The High School Student Exhibition is on view at the Westport Arts Center simultaneous with the Main Street to Madison Avenue exhibition, which features two bodies of work with radically different motivations: paintings, illustrations and photography commissioned by Madison Avenue advertising agencies for iconic commercial branding and advertising campaigns, many of which originated in Westport, alongside works from the well-known Pop Art and Contemporary artists who appropriated this advertising imagery.
For more information on the exhibitions, or other student events and classes, please contact the Westport Arts Center at 203.222-7070 or westportartscenter.org.
About the Westport Arts Center
The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber and Jazz music.
The Westport Arts Center also receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; AB Bernstein; the Brant Foundation; CBP; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Connecticut Cigar Company; Connecticut Office of the Arts; Delamar Southport; Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., DanceSport; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP; Fleishers Craft Butchery; 4th Row Films; GWAY Marketing Gymnasium; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; J.P. Morgan; Land Rover Milford; Lillian August; the Mitchell’s Family of Stores; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Rosenkranz Foundation; Saugatuck Wine & Grape; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Stamford Tent; Sun Hill Foundation; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Vespa Restaurant; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Family Counseling; Westport Now; William J. Rosenbloom Charitable Trust; Xerox Foundation; WPKN; and WSHU Public Radio Group.
For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org. The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.