BRIDGEPORT, CHICAGO, Sunday, March 8th, 2020 — The best student artists from approximately 100+ Illinois high schools will converge to showcase their art and vie for more than $88,000,000 in college scholarships offered at the 8th Annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE). Alyssa Alioto, Alicia Badillo, Jenny Bowman, Jillian Fahey, Maddie Healy, Emma Jacobs, Megan Kearns, Emily Kowal, Mary Mintz, Liza Montgomery, Lorena Mora, Vipalin Morelli, Khadedra Neals, Teresa Ochoa, Jada Patterson, Ariel Rodriguez, Kelly Saleh, Lauren Saleh, Brianna Sullivan, Maddie Vargas, Milany Villa and Ali Weber from Trinity High School have received over $2,598,000 in scholarship offers with more scholarships still being processed as of press time! Jillian Fahey, Maddie Healy, Emma Jacobs, Megan Kearns, Emily Kowal, Liza Montgomery, Khadedra Neals and Teresa Ochoa will have their artwork displayed at the Senior Show and Maddie Healy, Emma Jacobs, Megan Kearns, Liza Montgomery, Brianna Sullivan and Ali Weber will have their artwork displayed at the General Show as part of the Illinois High School Art Exhibition. These art shows run from Monday, March 2nd through Saturday, April 4th at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Some 4,000 students, teachers, parents, college representatives, school district administrators, and guests are expected to attend the state’s largest high school student art exhibition that is also widely considered the gold standard amongst high school student art exhibitions nationwide.
This year, 33 Trinity Blazers visually expressed their stance in the world through their artwork. The students are enrolled in a two year art course that focuses on developing the artistic mind through the study of art history, aesthetics and studio work. The students are familiarized with a range of two and three dimensional media their junior year and then explore their individual areas of research during their senior year.
The focus and topic of their work is depicted and illustrated throughout their portfolio. At the end of the two year course, students have extensive portfolios and an investigation book documenting each artist’s journey along the way.
Most of the student’s created artwork based on how the world is viewed through the eyes of a teenage girl in today’s society.