Reflections 2009 - 2010 "Beauty Is..."
March 12, 2010
Dear Reflections Participants and Supporters:
In January, all of the 1st Place winners in the Guilford PTA Reflections Art Contest moved on to the next level of competition and were judged against their peers from other towns in the State of CT Reflections Contest.
Allison and I have the honor of announcing the results of our Guilford students at the State level.
Primary - Photography - First Place - Kira Moran
Primary - Musical Composition - Second Place - Noah Stein
Primary - Visual Arts - Honorable Mention - Cassidy Jones
Intermediate - Photography - First Place - Erik Mastalerz
Intermediate - Visual Arts - First Place - Olivia Sommo
Middle/Junior - Photography - First Place - Taylor Hudak
Middle/Junior - Visual Arts - First Place - Emily vanDerMaelen
Senior - Musical Composition - First Place - Kara Welch
The number of winners from Guilford this year is truly amazing and is a clear reflection of the quality of arts education our kids receive from our district and community at large.
First place winners are now on their way to Washington D.C. to be judged at the National PTA level. We wish them all our very best!
Dede Colcord and Allison Maltese
GPTA Reflections Co-Chairs
On Sunday afternoon, January 24, The Guilford Art Center was crowded with parents, students and guests for the 4th Guilford PTA Reflections Art Program show. GAC donated its Mill Gallery to showcase nearly 100 entries in four categories: visual arts, musical composition, photography and literature. This year’s entries, based around the theme, “Beauty”, were submitted by eighty-two students in grades PreK-12. The first place winning entries will go on to compete at the State, and possibly National, level.
The first place award winners are:
Intermediate Division – Rachael Harris for The Beach in Newport
Middle Division - Megan Vanacore for Untitled
Primary Division – Kira Moran for Horses in the Light
Intermediate Division – Erik Mastalerz for The Tree in Snow
Middle Division – Taylor Hudak for Trees of Fall
Senior Division - Dalton Patton for Untitled
Primary Division - Cassidy Jones for The Sunset
Intermediate Division - Olivia Sommo for Beauty is the Seven Roses of Life
Middle Division – Emily VanDerMaelen for Iridescent Blue Fighter
Senior Division – Erin Breton for Beauty is the Earth and its Natural Wonders
Primary Division – Noah Stein for By the Fire
Senior Division – Kara Welch for Take Us
The visual arts entries were judged by Kathryn H. Greene, director of the Greene Gallery and Adam Raiti, a freelance illustrator and art teacher at Berlin High School; literature was judged by Dr. Anne Keene, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum for Guilford Public Schools; photography judging was done by James Fiala, a professional photographer and creative media director, and by Joanne Schmaltz, an editorial and commercial photographer; Music was judged by Gail C. Etter, a music teacher and New Haven Chorale singer.
Musical background the day of the show was provided by a clarinet ensemble from Neighborhood Music School directed by Reesa Gringorten and violin/clarinet duo of Guilford High School students, Sadie Colcord and Kathleen Wallace. Kara Welch, GHS 1st place Musical Composition winner, also performed her acoustic guitar composition live.