Lamar Consolidated High School senior Stephanie Richerson‘s aboriginal artwork earned a gold medal April 9 at the State Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) in League City.
More than 24,000 students competed in 25 regions across the state in February, with only 1,195 artworks making it to the state competition. Stephanie’s work competed against paintings, sculptures photographs and mixed-media pieces in Division One, for first-year art students.
Stephanie is the first Lamar Consolidated ISD student to win a VASE Gold Medal.
Peggy Artripe, her art teacher at LCHS said Richerson’s winning piece was created with paint on roofing felt. Richerson also used recycled wires from old telephones “and lots of imagination.”
“I really do believe that is why she won,” Artripe said. “It is so creative and made from such diverse materials.”