Thursday, October 8, 2009

We Have a Winner!

We found out a few days ago that my oldest daughter Audrey is the recipient of a 2 year full tuition waiver to study art at Rend Lake College! The decision was based entirely on her art portfolio submission.

Audrey and I attended a reception at the college last Thursday evening where this year's six art scholarship winners were announced. The students were spread out over the Southern Illinois region. Audrey is the only one from our hometown.

While we were at the college we got to meet a couple of the art teachers and the chairman of the art department. One of the teachers had a class in session that evening, which she let us sit in on for a while, but she took the time out to come talk to Audrey about the works she had submitted.

The art department at the college is in the Theater building. We got to tour some of the art facilities, including the ceramics studio, which Audrey was very excited about. It is located beneath the stage, where students were rehearsing for an upcoming performance.

The works of all six scholarship winners will be on display in the lobby of the Theater building throughout the month of October. It is an impressive group of young talent. All of the pieces I've shown here are from Audrey's collection.

I'm a proud mom, and have to admit that I'm relieved to know that plans are in place now for next year. Now we can relax and enjoy the rest of her senior year!

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