Three Marian High School art students won top awards at the “Care for our Common Home” juried student art exhibit, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The exhibition, held in conjunction with Earth Week, follows the environmental theme of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. The art exhibit runs at the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, MI through May 22.
Senior Katie Balardo of Birmingham received first place for “Reclaimed Fashion Design,” her photograph of a three-dimensional form. Created of a woven cardboard material, the form stresses the importance of rethinking what is trash and what can be reused or reclaimed for a new use. Katie will be attending Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York City in the fall.
Receiving second place in the exhibit was Senior Rachel Fisher of Farmington Hills for “Return to Where you Came From,” a mixed media relief made from man-made and organic materials. Rachel’s work conveys how the beauty of the earth comes from the symbiotic relationship of humans and human nature. Rachel plans to study fine arts at the University of Cincinnati next fall.
Winning the People’s Choice award was Junior Zoe Ryder of Birmingham for her high relief design titled “One with the Earth.” In Zoe’s work, the viewer can peek into a cluster of small windows to enjoy scenes of people interacting with their natural surroundings.
Art students from IHM-sponsored schools including Marian High School and Detroit’s Cristo Rey High School, as well as students from Monroe County, were invited to submit their work which was juried for the display. Other Marian artists who entered the exhibit included Darian Craft, Mallory Granata, Elena Wood-Hallett, Valentina Oram, and Paige Rosinski. Students and their parents were invited to attend the awards presentation at the opening reception.
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Marian High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The mission of Marian High School is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
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Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.