Get the scoop on young artists
By Pete Smith
The Carmel Arts Council plans to present the Carmel High School Spring Art Show March 21 through March 23 at SoHo Café in Monon Center near the intersection of Range Line Road and 126th Street.
The council will conduct judging of the students’ artwork and give monetary awards for the winners in various categories.
There will be an opening night reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 21 and a live acoustic guitar performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 22.
The council will also host the artwork of CHS senior Sarah Bruns at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery on Main Street.
Bruns has gained statewide attention in the past month after being named a Gold Key winner in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Bruns won two Gold Key awards for jewelry and for drawing, and the artwork will move on to a national competition in New York City.
She said she’ll know the results of the national contest by March 17.
“It is an amazing feeling to win any award at the National Scholastics Art & Writing competition because it means that your work was strong enough to stand out and catch someone’s eye,” Bruns said. “I put in a lot of time and effort to show my passion to others, and it’s a great feeling to be recognized for my creativity and hard work.”
Bruns will be attending Indiana University in the fall. While there she plans to major in pre-med with a minor in art.
This is not the first time that Sarah has had her art on exhibit in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery. While she was in elementary school at Mohawk Trails Sarah’s art was chosen for the school’s exhibit.
The council alos plans to conduct a Young Performers Showcase Senior Scholarship Competition for Dance & Vocals on May 4.