Seniors Alex Wieselman and Madeline Vetter placed in the semi-finals for the Pasta House Great Works of Art contest.
The judges chose the winners on April 12, and Ina Papathanas from Bayless High School won first place for her rendition of “Marble Champion” by Norman Rockwell.
Every year Andrew Throm has his two Painting and Drawing classes, and for the first time this year his Digital Art class, create a piece for the contest. The assignment was to pick a famous painting and recreate it, incorporating pasta in the style the original artist would have.
Wieselman chose “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. “I’m grateful that my piece got picked and that those long weeks of painting paid off,” said Wieselman. “I’ve always been inspired by Klimt’s intricate paintings.”
Vetter chose a piece by JC Leyendecker. “I feel good. I worked really hard for a long time,” Vetter said.
Vetter, along with five other honorable mentions, won $100, and the third, second, and first place winners received $250, $500 and $1,000 respectively. All the students who do Throm’s assignment also receive a $6.99 coupon to Pasta House.
All the semi-finalists’ pieces are hanging in the Science Center, and the other students’ pieces are in the art hallway.