Friends of Art honors students

| April 22, 2014

“Cover up, Covergirl” by Marcelle Coronel ’17

The Friends of Art of Sweet Briar College has announced the 2014 recipients of several awards.

The Studio Prize in Memory of Lydia Daniel went to Marcelle Coronel ’17 for her mixed media work “Cover Up, Covergirl,” which was inspired by Lalla Essaydi’s “Les Femmes du Maroc #17.” Essaydi’s photograph was part of the recent exhibition “Student, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: The Impact of Artists’ Relationships” in Pannell Gallery. Coronel is a pre-med student planning to double-major in chemistry and studio art with a psychology minor.

Two students received the 2014 Writing Prize; art history major Elizabeth Wise ’11 for her poem “A Word on the Making of Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Red Pool. Scaur River, Dumfriesshire’ ” and Khirsten Cook ’15 for her story “We Are Light and Shadow,” inspired by Peter Hurd’s “Sermon from Revelation.” Cook is a double major in English and creative writing and art history with a minor in medieval and Renaissance studies. She also is pursuing an honors degree and a Leadership Certificate.

The Internship Prize was awarded to art history major and Arts Management Certificate candidate Allie Raifsnider ’15 to support her upcoming summer internship at the Pearl S. Buck House in Pennsylvania.

The Friends of Art, founded in 1937, is a philanthropic organization comprising alumnae, students, faculty, staff, friends and neighbors of Sweet Briar College that encourages the study and enjoyment of the visual arts on campus by supporting art acquisitions and educational programs.

This year’s jury included Laura Pharis (studio art), Seth Clabough (English department and Academic Resource Center), Kimberly Morse-Jones (art history), Tandilyn Phillips (career services), Eleanor Plowden Boyd ’74, Margaret Hayes Brunstad ’74, Nan Loftin ’81 and Karol Lawson (Art Collection and Galleries).

For more information, contact Lawson at [email protected] or Ext. 6248.

Janika Carey

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