On Friday, March 3, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts opened the doors to the 2017 Spotlight on Innovation exhibition that highlights the artistic talent of regional high school students. Present at the awards ceremony again this year was Kristopher Jones, Director of Talent, Acquisition and Recruitment at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids to give portfolio reviews and award scholarships.

“Lilliana” by Brooklyn Allen

In an atmosphere filled with parents, students, friends and neighbors, Kendall College awarded a total of $53,000 in scholarships and tuition awards. The top award winner was Brooklyn Allen from Central Lake High School who received a $16,000 scholarship. Other recipients were: Jenna Guthrie, Sophia Glazier and Luke Telgenof from Charlevoix High School who were awarded $12,000, $12,000 and $10,000 respectively. Portfolio Camp Tuition Awards went to Olivia Jeakle from Charlevoix High School, Kaitlyn Verellen from Central Lake High School and Lauren Kwapisz from Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts.

The Charlevoix Circle of Arts presented the First Place award to Brooklyn Allen for her work, “Lilliana,” Second Place award to Sophia Glazier for her work, “Bird,” and Third Place award to Payton Novotny from Charlevoix High School for her work, “Personal Still Life.” Honorable mentions went to Sabrina Kenwabikise from Beaver Island Community School for her work, “Medicine Man” and Brielle Healey from East Jordan High School for her work, “Escaping.” Present at the award ceremony was local artist and juror Larissa Flynn.

The exhibition will be on display until March 25. For more information on this exhibition or upcoming events at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts please visit at 109 Clinton Street in downtown Charlevoix, call 231.547.3554 or go online: www.charlevoixcircle.com.

–Press release provided by Charlevoix Circle of Arts

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