NSA artists celebrate van Gogh’s birthday

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2005

Staff report

On March 30, l853, the Post-Impressionist Artist, Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, Holland.

In celebration of his 152nd birthday, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy art students remembered the artist by planning and organizing an art show and birthday party.

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For three weeks, the classes studied his life history and painting style.

The students implemented the techniques learned into their own reproductions of a chosen van Gogh painting using acrylic paint on stretched canvases.

Award ribbons and art books were presented to the following student artist winners:

Best in Show: Jack Wright- The Langlois Bridge at Arles

1st Place: Shane Tuck- Olive Grove

2nd Place: Stacey Brown- Pink Peach Tree in Blossom

3rd Place: Trisha Breslauer- Irises

AP Students Choice Award: Shea Alsted- A Pair of Shoes

Honorable Mentions

Amallie Zahralddin- Mulberry Tree

Kristin MacKinnon- Wheat Field with Lark

Jasmine Rice- Vase of Autumn Asters

Sadie O’Connor- Corn Field and Cypresses