CHS students excel at annual Art Reach show

The third annual Art Reach Show, held Friday, March 7 with the theme “The Art of Pop Culture,” included  a wide selection of drawings, paintings, photography, digital media, ceramics and sculptures from more than 60 Claremont High School students, many of whom were juried into the show and several of whom won awards. The exhibition is held at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts the Pomona Fairplex.

CHS winners include photography students in Missy Wonacott’s class. Devin Strassen, first place ($250) for “Disney Dissolutions Emma”; Pion-Berlin, second place ($175) for “A Virtual World”; Shannon O’Toole, third place ($100) for “Perfectionism;” Taylor Rounds, honorable mention ($50) for “Be Yourself.”

In the digital media category, also taught by Ms. Wonacott, Roxann Cardoza won third place ($100) for “Mischievous Artistry.”

Drawing and Painting (2-D art) winners under teacher Tamara Kirkpatrick include Christine Zheng, honorable mention ($50) for “Chew and Swallow”; Samantha Chadwick, honorable mention ($50) for “Ronnie”; Melissa Lach, honorable mention ($50) for “Vive la Pop Culture.”

In ceramics and sculpture (3-D art), teacher Anne Mumper’s students’ awards include Grayson Andronicos, first place ($250) for “Technological Takeover”; Jean Sabety, second place (3-D/assemblage, $175) for “Object”; Brianna Quezada, third place ($100) for “Budismo”; and Tatiana Lopez, honorable mention ($50) for “Spoon Fed by the Internet.”

Student works are on display through April 10. Hours at the Millard Sheets Center vary. For current hours, visit and search “Art Reach.”

Admission to the gallery is free.


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