Mercer Island High School art students receive MIVAL Senior Scholarships

Three students were awarded $500 each for their achievement in the arts.

An audible “Wow” from the audience of 30 - 40 adult artists and art supporters opened the annual  Scholarship Luncheon on May 5 at ’s Parish Hall.

Three  seniors – all art students – were in the process of setting up “Show & Tell” of their diverse artwork, and the MIVAL membership was impressed already by the first glimpses at photographic works, pencil drawings and jewelry work, with themes and techniques more expected from college students.

The opening reception of the scholarship award-winning artwork is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 5-8 p.m

The three students — called poised and well-spoken by organizers — each won a prestigious MIVAL Senior High School Scholarship Awards for 2011 ($500 each). The recipients are Sooji Lee, with very detailed pencil drawings and elegant collages, Genevieve Pan with her outstanding, inquisitive photographic works, and Molly Streeter, in jewelry out of metal and recycled materials. The three seniors were selected from twelve applicants whom are all fellow art students with similar talent, techniques and tenacity.

Teachers Rose Gifford, head of the Art Department, Cyndy Jensen and Robb Wick also attended the event, proud and readily available for praises and comments.

MIVAL (Mercer Island Visual Arts League) is dedicated to promoting and enhancing art on Mercer Island. The organization raises funds every year to support student scholarships for future art endeavors. MIVAL is very pleased and proud to support these talented students.

The community is invited to view their work along with other Island artists beginning May 19 till June 12 at the at 2836 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, between and . The Gallery will feature these works Thursdays through Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12–4 p.m.


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