West Shore artists shine at art festival

Jim Finch

Junior Alexandra Avrakotos placed first for Digital and Photography in the 48th annual Space Coast Art Festival held last weekend in Cocoa Beach. Senior Rachel Kershaw finished second in the category and junior Mitch Braun took third. In addition, juniors Marianthi Karas and Jeanine Vickers each received honorable mentions.

“Our students won hundreds of dollars in awards and the art lovers as well as judges where all very impressed with the quality and quantity of our students’ work,” graphic design teacher Jim Finch said.

Kershaw also placed first for Best Display Booth.

In the Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media category, junior Gift Sawangkum took third while senior Deena Quader, junior Samantha Grant and freshman Hanna Keats each received honorable mention.

Earlier this month, West Shore students also received notice at the Eau Gallie Art Works show where Grant placed first for a sidewalk chalk art demonstration and junior Valerie Kobzarenko placed second.

Roar staff report