Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology/Abington High School senior, Gabrielle Monterosso, was awarded first place for the Artistic Discovery Competition presented by Congressman Brendan Boyle. EASTERN Commercial Art/Jenkintown High School senior, Jackson Kramer, received second place.
Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the 13th Congressional District.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 13th District. Gabrielle and Jackson’s winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. It will also be featured on the www.house.gov Congressional Art Competition page.
“I am very proud that the first and second place winners were from EASTERN programs,” said Tom Allen, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “This is such an honor for both students – and for EASTERN. Gabrielle and Jackson are very hard workers and extremely talented. Congratulations to both!”
EASTERN’s Cosmetology program provides the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists and nail technicians must be licensed to practice in the field.
EASTERN’s Commercial Art program covers everything from conceptual drawing and design to a professional portfolio. Students learn the value and application of their unique styles in both design and illustration. Students use industry-standard software on the Macintosh platform. Software used includes Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash.