Hundreds of Avon Lake students, parents and friends turned out March 12 to view more than 1,500 works of art interpreting the theme, “Together We Can” at the 2011 24th Annual Reflections Arts Fair.
The annual statewide event, sponsored locally by the Avon Lake PTAs, St. Joseph POT and the Avon Lake Board of Education allows students to explore their talents in visual arts, photography, literature, music and film.
This year's event chair was Catherine Nowak, owner of Vintage Gallery in Avon Lake. Board of Education member Ron Jantz, who is also a broadcaster, emceed the award ceremony.
Students who submitted 24 “Best of Show” entries were honored at an event held in Avon Lake High School’s Performing Arts Center. The Merples, which consists of the top 16 male and female singers in the high school’s chorale, opened the show with a varied performance that included their own rendition of Katy Perry’s Firework, under the direction of Bill Zurkey.
Natalie Mealey performed Robaroque: A Tribute on the piano and John Warren performed Little Things, both original works.
After presentations by Superintendent Bob Scott, Mayor K. C. Zuber and St. Joseph School principal Patricia Vaccaro the Avon Lake High School Jazz Band under the direction of Dave Eddleman.
In the high school Commons area, guests enjoyed galleries, crafts, concessions and performances.
Check back on Thursday to see more art work in the Avon Lake Viewfinder.
Best of Show (entries move to state level)
Visual Arts: Madison Branch, Brendan Connaughton, Alayna Davis, Max Gruber, Alejandro Irizarry, Adison Kerns, Maggie Masterson, Emily Mealey, Ethan O’Rourke, Kelly O’Connor, Ethan O’Rourke, Maya Pate, Sophia Stack
Photography: MacKenzie Bates, Connor Bourgeault, Victoria Copfer, Taylor Coy, Donnie Pate
Literature: Farah Almhana, Grayce Shuker, Katherine Hickey, Danny Whitford,
Music: Olivia Adams, Brent Carpenter, Natalie Mealey, Jonathan Warren
Visual Arts: James Black, Madison Branch, Grace Gindlesperger, Ella Heuer, Alyssa Molina, Ava Molina, Sydney Petonic, Sydney Roig, Audrey Schanz, Kaylee Stearns, Melissa Van Peeren, Emma VanEuwen
Photography: Olivia Crimaldi, Sarah Crist, Holly Finch, Molly Goss, Eric Livingston, Tori Olijar, Allison Shyrock, Avery Tenerowicz
Literature: Grace Heinzmann, Grace Walters
Music: Anna Phillips, Amber Warthman, Zach Smith
Film: Molly Crago
Visual Arts: Ana Anello, Mya Assaf, Cecily Bauer, Madison Buike, Anna Carone, Hayley Chargin, Kaylee Costin, Eva Ferrari, Madeline Gibel, Lily Grabowski, Samantha Gregovits, Jessica Herman, Connor Koehnke, Ben Livchak, Kaitlin Miskovich, Alyssa Molina, Andrew Pelfrey, Gabby Roberts, Kaitlin Rose, Sarah Skodny, Abigail Stout, Haley Viskocil, Seth Waits, Desiree Walentowski, Nicole Warren, Grace Wennerberg, Darin Wyant
Photography: Sydney Affolter, Olivia Crimaldi (2), Liam Gannon, James Goodwin, Margaret Karrip, Olivia Lopez, Peaighton Masterson, Alyssa Osborn, Kendra Smith, Ana Terol, Amanda Velez
Literature: MacKenize Bates, Andrea Crimaldi, Emily Cuva, Grayce Shuker, Audrey Spensley, Grace Wenneberg
Music: Riley Cummins, Patrick Fitz, Max Gruber, Elly Rauch, Lauren Skaggs
Visual Arts: Sydney Affolter, Madison Baker, Patrick Berry, Anna Carone, Dylan Cartwright, Angela Caruso, Bailey Coatoam, Owen Cochran, Maria Como, Bailey Crawford, Olivia Crimaldi, Kaylee David, Kenny Davis, Madeline Fay, Desiree Figueroa, Olivia Garlington, Lily Grabowski, Ella Marie Green, Lily Gruber, Ian Harris, Adil Hasar Marcella Hegarty, Maddy Howard, Morgan Hughes, Allison Kacmarcik, Thomas Kacmarcik, Myles Kaufman, Keegan Kwaitt, Logan Leduc, Rebecca Lisi, Claire Lope (2), Emily Mealey, Alex Miller, Avery Minch, Alyssa Molina, Vivian Moussa, Emma Murdock, Dana Niehaus, Natalie Niehaus, Matthew Oehlstrom, Abby Okuma, Alaina Okuma, Maya Pate (3), Sarah Paul, Tara Power, Tryna Rodman (2), Andrew Sopko, Alison Steele, Owen Szabo, Macie Tyler, Alyssa Wagner, Kayden Weimer, Carmen West, Kaley Wilcox
Photography: Lily Bourgeault, Olivia Crimaldi, Lauren Davis, Mia Davison, Cole Drellishak, Clay Jorgensen, Erin Kearns, Trevor Norris, Alyssa Osborn, Addison Reimer, Kaitlyn Thum
Literature: Ava Foos, Julia Foos, Olivia Horstmann, Michael Kuban, Maranda Morrison, Colin Murnan, Allie Spensley
Music: Zachary Rudduck
Honorable Mention: Visual Arts: Logan Allemeir, Madison Branch (2), Jon Brausch, Denny Burns, Angela Caruso, Owen Conroy, Sheila Cooney, Emma Coughlin, Will DeSmit, Cassidy DiCarlo, Patrick Fitz, Claire Geary, Paige Grabowski (2), Anna Grunick, Grace Heinzmann, Matthew Henry, Jason Lucas, Katelyn Marrero, Mallory McClellan, Isabella Molina, Nicholas Morris, Tabitha Nelson, Adele Osberg, Maya Pate (2), Sydney Rexing, Ellen Riegelsberger, Kellen Roberts, Jenna Rudnik, abbey Safos, Carter Scheatzle, Adam Schneider, Nicholas Srra, Joey SDpirnak, Kelly Walsh, Kayden Weimer, Laurelai Widdowson, Peyton Young
Photography: Olivia Crimaldi, Amada Harley, Emily Kohl, Emily Laska, April Londo, Addison Reimer, Luke Siko, Audrey Spensley, Emily Thomas
Literature: Dazha Coffey-Randall, Thomas Fallon, David Rodman, Macie Schiely, Audrey Spensley, Raquel Votruba
Music: Emily Mealey