Teen Art Show Winners Announced!

posted 12/15/14

Teens from Glen Rock area recently put their best work on display at the Teen Art Show in the lobby of Porch Light Productions last month. A total of thirteen pieces of art were accepted to the juried show to complement the stage performance of '13 The Musical' that was running concurrently at Porch Light. The performance featured an all-teenage cast and teen pit band musicians (led by musical director Terri Gorgone).

Winners included:
High School
Award of Excellence (Highest) - Paula Teramae, 'Emma Stone'
Award of Merit (Second Highest) - Isabelle Feige, 'Lorde'
Patron's Award (Fan Favorite) -- Rachel Bases, 'Ed Sheeran'

Middle School
Award of Excellence (Highest) - Samara Rosen, 'Teddy Bear'
Award of Merit (Second Highest) - Gabriella Feige, 'Dreams don't work unless you do'
Patron's Award (Fan Favorite) - Samara Rosen, 'Teddy Bear'

The art show was open to the public during regular business hours and during the performances of '13'. Mikaela Rosen, a junior at Glen Rock High School, who curated the art show said, "Public reaction to the Teen Art Show has been very positive. The play '13' has an all-teenage cast so an all-teenage art show was a logical extension. I am excited to have been able to provide an opportunity for everyone to see this collection of incredible work."

A reception for the show was held on opening night of the musical, Friday, November 21. Jenn Pifher, owner of Porch Light and Manager of the show explained, "The Teen Art Show is one more way we can showcase the work of young artists. The show is designed as a way to provide creative teens with opportunities for exhibition, recognition and publication." The artwork of Paula Teramae, Rachel Bases and Mikaela Rosen were published in the playbill.

The show was juried by Jenn Pifher, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from Syracuse University, members of the Porch Light creative staff, as well as members of the '13' audience.

For more information or to learn more this and future exhibits at Porch Light, contact Jenn Pifher at jenn@porchlightproductions.org.