Aaron Zimmerman's pencil drawing "Innocence Invaded by Chaos and Controlled by Order." won an award of excellence at the School Arts of the Area exhibit, Zimmerman is a student at Huntington East High School.

The Art Of Winning
Best-of-show veteran back for museum's 1992 exhibition
By Dana Tomes of The Herald Dispatch staff.

Amy Frazier is becoming familiar with winning and the talent seems to be rubbing off on several of her Huntington East High School classmates. Frazier and a handful of other Huntington East art students unveiled their work Sunday along with more than 400 other pieces from throughout the Tri-State area at the School Arts of the Area exhibit at The Huntington Museum of Art.

Frazier, whose watercolor portrait "Marcy" was among entries from more than 30 area middles and high schools, won the "Best of Show Award" at last year's exhibit and had watercolor works and a pencil drawing at this year's show.

"I usually use an idea I have or something I see inspires me," the 17-year-old senior said. Frazier won first place last weekend at Marshall University's Search Committee on Recruiting Excellent Students (SCORES) competition with the "Marcy" entry. She plans to enroll this fall at Marshall to study art.

Aaron Zimmerman, a junior, was one of three Huntington East students to win Awards of Excellence on Sunday, the opening day of the exhibit.

His pencil drawing "Innocence invaded by Chaos and Controlled by Order" featured an artistic layout of handkerchiefs on construction paper. "I wanted to do a still-life piece and was interested in the textures of paper and the smoothness of fabric, so I tried to put it all together," the 16 year old said. Zimmerman also had three pieces on display at the exhibit, which will run through May 5.

Other Huntington East students recognized Sunday for excellence were Kim Milhoan and Nancy Rice. Ten Awards of Excellence were present in all.

Huntington High School students Beth Wolfe, Tim Nelson and Michele Pickavance also won Awards of Excellence at the show. The remaining winners were Michael Ball of Huntington St. Joseph Central, Mike Short of Vinson, Heather Conley of South Point and Daniel Callicoat of Buffalo.

Sundra Hammers, a Huntington East art instructor, said the school has a long list of students who have excelled in art. "Right now I would say we have 400 or 450 students in our art program," Hammers said.

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