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Montgomery School's Mhairi Schad wins Pa. art award

Schad´s charcoal self-portrait, right, which the judges said "reflects the life of a teen. Full of emotion yet emotionless." It is on display in Harrisburg.
Schad's charcoal self-portrait, right, which the judges said "reflects the life of a teen. Full of emotion yet emotionless." It is on display in Harrisburg.
Schad´s charcoal self-portrait, right, which the judges said "reflects the life of a teen. Full of emotion yet emotionless." It is on display in Harrisburg. Gallery: Montgomery School's Mhairi Schad wins Pa. art award

CHESTER SPRINGS Montgomery School eighth grader Mhairi Schad recently won the top middle-school prize for her charcoal self-portrait at the Youth Art Month Exhibit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, the Youth Art Month Exhibit will be shown through April 11 at the Pennsylvania Department of Education Honors Suite Gallery in the PDE building, 333 Market St., Harrisburg.

Regarding Schad's work, the judges said: "This reflects the life of a teen. Full of emotion yet emotionless. Happy yet sad. Nice use of light on the face. Expression is still and gazing, but the strokes around the head create movement. Portraits are difficult, and this was well thought out."

Fellow Montgomery School eighth graders Sophia McCarthy and Aubrey Thrower also had their work chosen by art teacher Evan Thomas to be displayed in the exhibit.

"I couldn't be more proud of the eighth graders this year," Evans said.

- Inquirer staff

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