Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 President's Art Award

Every year I have the privilege of selecting one original art piece from among those displayed by the students.  The art piece is selected based on originality, creativity, color, texture, perspective and power to inspire. 

This year's award went to Mairead Skelton for her oil painting of "Giant's Causeway." 

If you are of Irish heritage, I am sure you are very familiar with both the natural beauty of the almost 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that make up this causeway on the coast of county Antrim, and the fascinating Irish mythology connected with it.  If you are not familiar with either the natural beauty of this causeway or the mythology, take time to look it up and you will appreciate Mairead's painting even more!

Congratulations Mairead on your beautiful artwork that will soon be framed and will be proudly displayed at Resurrection College Prep High School!

Mairead Skelton with her painting of "Giant's Causeway"