Warren students earn prizes in art competition

DOWNEY - Alexandra Arellano, a senior at Warren High School, won second place in Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard's 34th annual Congressional District Student Art Competition. The winners were announced at a reception May 12 at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Arellano won for her crayon piece, "You're Not Good Enough."

Jessica Marsano, also a senior at Warren, won third place for her ink drawing, "Oma, You're My Inspiration."

First place went to Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School student Monique Trejo.

Bellflower resident Daisy Perez, a junior at Bellflower High, won honorable mention for her photo titled "La Calavera Mas Bella." Perla Almaraz, a Huntington Park resident and senior at Maywood Academy, also won honorable mention with her acrylic painting, "Martin."

The 244 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation and use of color and contrast.

As second place winner, Arellano will receive a $750 scholarship and $175 for art supplies. Marsano won a $500 scholarship and $150 for art supplies. Their artwork will be displayed at Roybal-Allard's district office in downtown Los Angeles.

Warren High School also received a gift card to purchase supplies to advance its art program.

Student art entries are currently on display at the Pico House Gallery at Olvera Street, where they will remain until June 3. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06