Thursday, May 28, 2020

Winners of Damaris art scholarships are named

Two scholarships have been awarded through the Damaris Fine Art Scholarship fund and three merit awards were given by the Plymouth Community Arts Council to support five young artists who will represent the Plymouth-Canton community at their respective collegiate institutions in the fall.
On behalf of the family of “Dee” Damaris Schulte, the Plymouth Community Arts Council (PCAC) recognizes Plymouth-Canton School District high school seniors each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in visual arts and plan to continue their education in this field at the college or university level.

This year, Shelby Beaty, Salem High School,  was awarded the $1000 Damaris Fine Arts Scholarship. She will attend  Washtenaw Community College,
Quinton Trucks, Starkweather Academy, was awarded a $500 Damaris Starkweather Scholarship, He will attend Schoolcraft College.
Cameryn Faux, Salem High School, was presented with a  $200 PCAC Community Arts Merit Scholarship, She will attend  Howard University.
Ashlyn Turner, Plymouth High School, was also awarded a $200 PCAC Art Merit Award, She will be attending  Siena Heights University.
Emily Sajewski, Salem High School, was presented with a $100 PCAC Art Merit Award. She will attend Schoolcraft College.
During the pandemic emergency due to Covid-19, the application and exhibit were implemented through a modified online process. During  a “regular” year, the Emerging Artists & Damaris Fine Arts Scholarship Exhibit can be see in the PCAC Main Gallery at 774 N. Sheldon Road in Plymouth, through the month of May. This year, the underclassmen student pieces (emerging artists) and the senior application portfolios can be seen together on the Plymouth Community Arts Council's facebook page @pcacplymouth.
 Emerging artists participating this year's show include: Bella Doornbos, Katie Howard, Teddy Madonna, Karissa Mercado, Ben Olex, Maddie Olex, Caleb Simmons, Bailey Wixon and Reese Zhou.