Students at Tarrant County College Northeast and Trinity campuses along with The University of Texas at Arlington took on the challenge to turn an 8 feet x 12 feet piece of Styrofoam into works of art.
Their masterpieces will undergo the agonizing scrutiny of five judges at the TRVA Sculpture Display at the Fort Worth’s Main Street Celebration in downtown Fort Worth Thursday, April 19. The Art Meets the River Judge’s Choice Award will be announced at 2:30 p.m. The more than 2,000 hours of effort will pay off by the first place winner receiving $1,250, second place $1,000 and third place $750.
Creators of the Northeast sculpture were Gregory Arth, Dewayne Clark, Emily Davis, Sheena Garden, Jennifer Hammack, Lina Mino, Elvia Rivas, Salvador Rios, Nikkita Roderson, and Sheldrea Streete. The facilitator was instructor Charles Coldewey.
Trinity River Campus’ team LUCKY was composed of Design 2 students Dianna Bolding, Kaylyn Gustafson-Resendes, Justin McCarty, Brandon Tucker, David Vest, and Elaine Weaver. Associate Art Professor Angel Fernandez was the team facilitator.
Judges will be Ruth Buzzi, actress/comedian; Pam Campbell, accredited fine art appraiser and co-owner of William Campbell Contemporary Art; C.D. Dickerson, curator of European Art at the Kimbell Museum; Councilwoman Kathleen Hicks, Fort Worth District 8 and executive director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County; and Gaile Robinson, art critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Winners will be selected based on:
- Best use of materials for dramatic impact
- Visual impact at a distance
- Most original treatment of subject
- Best use of color
- Visual appeal
- Structural integrity
After the judges have spoken, the public will have a chance to voice their opinion. Stay tuned for more details on how you can get involved once the art work is on display at Mayfest at the Trinity River Park Riverfront Stage.