Becker Students Win Awards at ArtsWorcester College Show

Becker Students Win Awards at ArtsWorcester College Show

Published on: February 5, 2019


Sunk, a digital inkjet print by John Lepard

Sunk, a digital inkjet print by John Lepard

Two Becker College students won the top prize and three students won honorable mention at this year’s ArtsWorcester College Show.  Donald Carling’s “Long Day” and Catherine Consiglio’s “Embracing Flowers” took home juror’s prizes which include a cash prize.  Honorable mentions went to Stephanie Castano’s “Danson,” Vaeea Pirpiris’ “Botanical Shari,” and Lauren Vuz’s “Casino”.  A total of ten Becker students were chosen to present at the 15th annual show.  Other artists include Kevin Cardoso, Christopher Cothern, Trent Gallant, Elliott Potter, and Rich White.  The students represent majors from interactive media design, graphic design, and game arts.

“We are delighted to have so many Becker students represented in the prestigious and competitive 15th Annual ArtsWorcester College Show,” said Scott Niemi, Associate Professor of Interactive Media at Becker College.  “This showing represents the strong commitment of our Becker Design student populace in pursuing their creative interests.  Many of the pieces accepted were works the students did on their own time and not for a project for a particular class.  We foster the idea that to be successful, the student must not only work hard in in doing their coursework, but should also engage in creativity and networking outside of class.  We are proud of all who entered, and of those who received awards, and know that they will excel in their future endeavors.”

The Becker students join a select group. Curator Sam Toabe chose their work from more than 280 submissions.  A total of 80 pieces from area college students are on display, with art that spans traditional and new media, including sculpture, video, print, painting, and photography.  The recognition of the work by these Becker students highlights the growing acceptance of digital media as a true art form.

“When students arrive at Becker College, they already come with an extraordinary amount of talent,” said Dr. Paul Cotnoir, Associate Dean of the School of Design & Technology and Director of the Design Program.  “But what’s fascinating to see is how they fine-tune their skill with the education and tools available here at Becker.  We’re proud of all our students and congratulate those recognized in this year’s College Show.”

The show runs through February 23rd from noon to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday.  The gallery is located at 660 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. For more information, contact ArtsWorcester at 508-755-5142.

Read more about the students’ work on the Telegram & Gazette.