Award-winning artists’, students work presented at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa

The 2014 Student Juried Art Exhibit opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s Small Gallery, displaying 52 artworks with four students splitting three juror prizes.

Top awards were given during the opening reception held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Juried Prize Award was given to Dorian Diaz, with a ceramic sculpture entitled “Horse for Picasso,” Chin Hin Ip, who drew two conte on paper drawings entitled “Tal’mar of the latter Titans, ‘Checkpoint’” and “Tal’mar of the latter Titans, ‘Valkyries,’” Eric E. Franco Aguilar, with a photo collection entitled “Impresion de Libertad” and Kevin Poythress, with a digital animation entitled “The Bearicade.”

The 52 pieces on display spanned several mediums of art including drawing, painting and digital media.

Out  of the 250 pieces submitted to the gallery, 52 were chosen and four won juror prizes.

The opening attracted a good amount of visitors.

“ELAC’s Salon des Refusés: Guerilla Art” set up outside the VPAM at 6 p.m. to exhibit its work in protest of the opening.

The 2014 Student Juried Exhibit will be at the VPAM until Dec. 6.

Entrance to the VPAM is free and open to the community.

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