Cordova, an aspiring psychologist, said she is honored to be
recognized for her passion of drawing people.
“I’m excited, but shocked that I was selected,” Ms. Cordova
said. “It’s cool that other people liked them.”
Each entrant’s work was judged by originality, technical skill
and emergence of personal vision and voice. Seventh and eighth
grade students competed in one division with all categories
High school students competed together at the “varsity level”
within various separate media categories. Students earned third
place “Honorable Mention”, second place “Silver Key” and the
first place of “Gold Key” for their entries.
It is noted that artists who have their artwork displayed
amongst the 550 pieces equates to an athlete, or athletic team,
making it to the district championships in any sport, and those
works earning a regional “Gold Key” locally, automatically
advance directly to national jurying in New York City this
visual arts instructor at Southview Middle School and Ms.
Cordova’s teacher for two years, says her student is the epitome
of natural talent.
“As an artist, she is incredibly self-directed,” Ms. Cook said.
“It’s incredibly interesting to have a natural-born artist in
the class. She is a model for other students, because she shows
them what the ability-range is for someone her age. Everything
that she does is her own. I give her some feedback, some
inspiration and a lot of motivation, and then she runs with it.”
The program’s 2019
exhibition is on display in the Lorain County Community
College Stocker Arts Center’s Beth K. Stocker gallery,
located on the second floor. The exhibit is sponsored by the
Nordson Corporation, with additional funding from the C. Paul
Stocker Arts Foundation and Lorain County Community College.
The exhibit runs now
through Feb. 22 and is open to the public. Beth K. Stocker
Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.; 4-6:30
p.m., Tues., Wed., and Thurs.; and 1-3 p.m. Sun. The gallery is
also open during all Stocker Center main stage (Hoke Theater)