Local Student Artists Honored At Virtual Lewis University Event

Dan Shalin
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PLAINFIELD, Ill —Plainfield High School- Central Campus senior Millie Rodriguez and Plainfield East High School sophomore Monique Klepk earned recognition, and prizes, for their artwork at the Fourth Annual Lewis University Art Invitational, which took place virtually on Jan. 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rodriguez won Best in Show, earning a $50 Amazon gift card, for her oil on canvas artwork. Klepk received honorable mention, collecting a $25 Amazing gift card, for her ink artwork. Illinois high school art teachers were allowed to submit up to five pieces of student artwork for the competition. Other District 202 students participating in the event were:

Plainfield - Central Campus:

Emily Guardado, sophomore, pen on paper

Leo Zabel, junior, colored pencil on paper

Autumn Heipp, senior, colored pencil

Montserrat (Monse) Villegas, senior, pen and marker on paper

Plainfield East:

Malika Syed, sophomore, digital photography

Kendall Haupt, junior, colored pencil

Paige Randall, senior, digital illustration

David Enriquez, senior, digital photography

Plainfield South:

Marisa Marino, junior, polymer clay and epoxy resin sculpture

Vivianne Angulo, junior, earthenware clay sculpture

This article originally appeared on the Plainfield Patch