Milton Arts Guild recently hosted an opening reception for its Up and Coming exhibition, the annual celebration of Cape Henlopen High School’s young artists.
A group of 24 students from Jim Ruback’s CHHS art classes displayed graphite, watercolor and marker artwork.
Guild Past President Anne Buck led an introductory watercolor class for the students, and Ruback guided them to their final works. He also instructed students to concentrate on extreme close-ups of animals in graphite that produced arresting imagery, and taught how simple colored markers could result in complex images.
Judges for the exhibition were Barbara Coffin and Sandy Daly, two award-winning artists and arts guild members. Cash awards and ribbons were presented.
The results are: first place, Enijah Daisey for “Gilbert” in graphite; second place, Noa Aboutboul for “Nagini” in graphite; third place, Kairos Derives for “Flowers” in watercolor. Honorable mentions went to Ava Azoto for “Loud Boi” in graphite; Ferdinan Gomez for “Under the Water” in graphite; Mallory Lemin for “Close Up” in graphite; Abby Betts for “November Rain” in marker; and Andrew Martinez for “Works of Color” in watercolor.
Arts guild organizers extend thanks to all involved in this exhibition, and to the artists and their families.