Staples junior’s drawing honored in Westport Arts Center’s exhibition
Sebastian Avila was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Tracy Sugarman Award for his work “Dream On,” a charcoal and wax pastel drawing, on display with the high school art exhibit through April 23 at the arts center, 51 Riverside Ave.
The competition was open to all high school students who reside in Westport, regardless of the school they attend.
The competition was sponsored by Alan and Janet Nevas in memory of the late Tracy Sugarman, a longtime Westport resident who was an illustrator, writer, civil-rights activist and World War II veteran.
The students’ works of art were juried by Westport artists Ann Chernow, whose “NOIR” exhibit is also currently on display at the arts center.
Art work by other high school students selected for the exhibition include: Sam Agnew, Greens Farm Academy senior; Katie Craymer, Interlochen Arts Academy senior; Emma Fasciolo, Staples High School senior; Grace Foley, Staples High School sophomore, and Zachary Groz, Pierrepont School freshman.
Also, Alice Hu, Staples High School senior; Jasmine Jacklin, Staples High School senior; Alexandra McMahon, Staples High School junior; Ben Roland, Staples High School freshman; Ellie Shapiro, Staples High School junior, and Angela Yu, Staples High School senior.