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Scholarships awarded at Vortex Day
Best in Show 2D was awarded to Karina Tapia from Ellinwood High School for her piece JFK.

Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit Thursday, May 5.

The Vortex exhibit featured entries in a variety of media from painting to various 3D entries.  The exhibit serves as the framework for Vortex Day, which is designed to stimulate and enhance students’ interest and excitement in the arts.  Students participated in various workshops presented by Barton faculty and staff and local volunteers and ranged from a ceramic workshop to a session on photographic lighting techniques.

The day culminated with an awards show in the Shafer Gallery to recognize the Vortex Exhibit winners in a variety of categories.  The Barton Foundation awarded three $500 scholarships to the Best in Show winners for 2D and 3D and the Director’s Choice Award.