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March 28, 2013

Lookout: Art students earn honors at competition

Several local students received awards recently at the Endicott College High School Arts Competition.

The exhibit features 60 works of art from 18 local high schools. It runs through April 12 in the Manninen Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, 2 to 4 p.m.

“From pencil drawings to pencil shavings, this year’s high school art competition brought together a wide range of media and demonstrated the breadth of creativity among young artists today,” juror Al Miner, assistant curator of contemporary art, Museum of Fine Arts said in a statement. “Drawings and paintings captured the human spirit and figure, as did sticks; in the hands of an artist, these simple and rigid forms convey the fluid movement of the human body. This year an especially wide variety of schools are represented in the exhibition and among the competition winners, this as a testament to the artistic vitality and commitment to the arts in this region.”

Local winners include: William Craig and Daniel Ryan, Pentucket Regional High School, second place, “Stick Man;” Robert Rigo, Amesbury High School, Excellence in Photography, “Magnolia”; and Sawyer Updike, Excellence in Mixed Media: Newburyport High School, “Share.”

Artist reception tonight at Provident Bank

West Newbury photographer Marc Page is this month’s featured artist at The Provident Bank branch in Newburyport. His show, “Athens and The Jewels of the Aegean,” will be on display at the Storey Avenue branch through April 19.

The public can visit with Page during an opening reception tonight from 5:30 to 7. His exhibit includes images of his trips to Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Patmos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece, and Kuşadasi, Turkey.

Author visits Jabberwocky

Maine author Linda Greenlaw will discuss her latest book, “Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother,” at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport, tomorrow night.

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