(MORRISTOWN, NJ)-- Medhavi Patel, Grade 11, Randolph High School and JR Perez, Grade 9 Boonton High School, were selected as the winners of Mayo Performing Arts Center’s annual student art cover contest. The winning works will appear on MPAC program book covers later this season, handed out at evening events. Approximately 10,000 will see their works on MPAC program book covers.
Julianna LaSala, Grade 7, East Hanover Middle School, was also honored as the Middle School winner.
Over 80 students from area schools participated in the contest. The winning entries were announced at a reception on Monday, February 24, and all entries are on display in the MPAC’s Art Upstairs Gallery through March 3. Additional info and works is available online.
"I love the MPAC Program Cover Contest and the wonderful opportunity if offers art students," said Kiki Kraa, art teacher at Boonton High School. “It is a great lesson where students explore their creativity and then create an illustration. I always tell the students, ‘Where else can you make an artwork and then see it on display in a real venue! It is a great project and I always look forward to it.”
Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South Street in Morristown, New Jersey. MPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2019-2020 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals.
Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.
PHOTO (L-R) Mercedes Ingenito, Art Teacher, Randolph High School and Cover contest winner Medhavi Patel of randolph