Maharishi School students won nine awards, including Best of Show, at the Southeast Iowa Superconference Art Competition at Iowa Wesleyan College, on April 5. Students from nineteen high schools in southeast Iowa spent part of the day in all things art-related while professional artists and instructors acted as muses to inspired their creativity.
Carol Keller-Hein, one of the event organizers and an art teacher at Mediapolis High School, said the workshop is a great opportunity for students seriously interested in going into the arts as a career.
"These students are the cream of the crop, and they are the ones that will go into the arts to be an art teacher, college instructor, graphic design artist or even start their own business," she said.
Elysia Bellilove - "Tribute to Nana" - mixed media - Best of Show (top)
Paavani Karr - untitled - photography - 1st place (thumbnail)
Derek Thatcher - "Hallucination #3" - photography - 2nd place
Meghan Comey - untitled - photography - 3rd place
Kennedy Stood - "Weezie" - pen and ink - 2nd place (above)
Kennedy Stood - "Weezie Untitled" - mixed media - 3rd place
Dillon Evertson - "Wizard Wilson's Staff" - crafts - 3rd place (right)
Thowas Wiess - "Canadian" - ceramics - Honorable Mention
Brendon Park - "In the Sandbox" - sculpture - Honorable Mention