PCPS Well Represented at Dali Museum Exhibit

PCPS Well Represented at Dali Museum Exhibit

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Renier Crespo and Jaqueline Navarro were among the PCPS students who earned special recognition at the Dali Museum exhibit.

Note: A special thanks to Kathleen High teacher Jessica Mahmood for contributing this news story, and KHS freshman Zayn Ahmed for providing photographs.

On Saturday, the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg held a reception to celebrate this year’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibit.

The event showcases works by middle and high school students who were invited to explore the creative ideas of Salvador Dali and the Surrealists. There were about 500 submissions from across the state, from which the selection committee narrowed down 100 pieces to exhibit.

Twenty-four students from Polk County Public Schools were among those featured in the exhibit, with four earning special recognition.

Congratulations to the following winners and exhibitors:

 

Award of Excellence: Millie Ortiz, Harrison School for the Arts

Award of Merit: Renier Crespo and Connor Kennedy, Harrison School for the Arts

Honorable Mention: Jaqueline Navarro, Kathleen High

 

  • Middle school exhibitors:

Marina Barrientos, Davenport School of the Arts

Maddison Beirtz, Davenport School of the Arts

Khushi Chauhan, Union Academy

Vhalhallah Covarrubias, Davenport School of the Arts

Madison Eckert, Union Academy

Melanie Freites, Davenport School of the Arts

Rachel Gray, Daniel Jenkins Academy

Luciana Perates Urrutia, Rochelle School of the Arts

Christopher Wheeler, Rochelle School of the Arts

 

  • High school exhibitors:

Catherine Duncan, Harrison School for the Arts

Rachel Garcia, Kathleen High

Garrett Gee, Harrison School for the Arts

Grace Knox, Harrison School for the Arts

Kaiser Louis, Harrison School for the Arts

Kamyla Louis, Harrison School for the Arts

Allison McNeely, Kathleen High

Shaun Morgan, Harrison School for the Arts

Millie Ortiz, Harrison School for the Arts

Madeline Reardon, Harrison School for the Arts

Jenna Strayer, Kathleen High

 

Main photo caption: Renier Crespo and Jaqueline Navarro were among the PCPS students who earned special recognition at the Dali Museum exhibit.

Artwork by Award of Excellence Winner Millie Ortiz

Artwork by Award of Excellence Winner Millie Ortiz

Artwork by Award of Merit winner Renier Crespo

Artwork by Award of Merit winner Renier Crespo

Artwork by Award of Merit winner Connor Kennedy

Artwork by Award of Merit winner Connor Kennedy

Artwork by Honorable Mention winner Jaqueline Navarro

Artwork by Honorable Mention winner Jaqueline Navarro