Lyons Township artists earn national medals

Two Lyons Township High School student-artists earned silver medals in the 2014 National Scholastic Art Awards.

Senior Chloe Tausk of Western Springs earned a silver medal for an Art Portfolio and senior Elizabeth Abbs of La Grange earned a silver medal for a Mixed Media piece.

Abbs’ winning piece is entitled “My Grandma’s House” and Tausk’s portfolio included eight pieces in the following categories: four mixed media, one sculpture, one printmaking and two photographs. Lyons Township High School’s winning entries were among just 18 in the region and 36 in the state to be awarded medals at the national competition.

In total, Lyons Township High School sent two Art Portfolios and 13 Gold Key pieces to the national competition in New York, where they joined selections from across the country. Judges critiqued and chose just 700 winning pieces based on thought, technique, execution and overall impact.

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