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Kranz Student Artists Recognized by

by Michele Earle

by Michele Earle

El Monte

Three outstanding student artists from Kranz Intermediate School in the Mountain View School District have been recognized Aby for their exceptional artwork.  Laura Gallegos, Roberto Garcia and Sherlin Martinez will have their artwork published in a special art book and on the Celebrating Art website. is devoted to the promotion of the arts, art appreciation and teaching and believes that school art programs are the largest motivator for young artists.   It was established to reward student artists and to showcase student art.  They sponsor art contests and work with art teachers to create a permanent record of the best art entries from school art programs across the country. “These students are very talented and I am very proud of them,” said Graciela Adamczyk, Kranz art teacher.  “I appreciate for enabling teachers to showcase their students’ artwork.  There are so many talented young artists in our schools and it’s nice for them have the opportunity to be recognized.”According to Thomas K. Worthen, Celebrating editor, the students, their teacher and school should feel very honored because thousands of entries were received and not invited to be published. “Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work and dedication from teachers and students,” said Worthen.  “We are happy to bring recognition to student artists and give them a forum to share their work.”

    This is the first year both Laura and Sherlin have tapped into their artistic talents.  As students in their first art class they were excited to realize their artistic skills.

     “I didn’t know I had the ability to draw,” said Sherlin who created a pencil drawing titled “Old Wisdom”.  “Through my art class I’ve learned that I like all types of art, traditional and computer generated.   I really like art because it is something I can create and is another way to express emotions.”

     Laura, who created a pencil drawing called “Old Milk Can” was very happy to be recognized by

     “When I found out they selected my artwork I was very happy,” she said.  “It’s exciting that my hard work paid off.”

     Roberto has been drawing since he was small and likes putting the ideas he creates on paper.  His work, a color pencil drawing on Canson paper called “The Dragon Machine” captured the judges’ attention.

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