Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa selects art recipient

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018

Emma Smith, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded the Youth Art Award sponsored by the Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa.

Each year a work of art by a student is selected from pieces created during the year by students in art classes. The selection is made by a group of members from the local Tri Kappa Chapter. The work is then professionally framed by Four Corners Custom Framing and hung in the City Building for a year. The state and local chapters of Tri Kappa strongly support culture in their endeavors statewide.

Smith is a graduating senior this year. It is the first time that the same student has been selected two consecutive years as the Youth Art Award recipient. This piece showcases the wide range of diversity and talent Smith displays in her work.

When asked why she loves art she responded: “I love art because it gives me an output to express the ideas running around in my head. Without art, I don’t know what I would do; it’s like breathing, I can’t live without it. I am currently enrolled to attend Maryland Institute College of the Arts (MICA), where I plan to major in illustration. After that I want to work in the entertainment industry; something with characters or comics.”

Shown in the photo from left are Kay Schwob, president of the Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa; Emma Smith, Youth Art Award recipient and Teri Fuller-O’Brien, Art Department chair. The photo shows Emma holding her artwork entitled “Sunnies.”