Each year the Philharmonic Association holds an art contest where the first place winner’s artwork is featured on the cover of our fall and spring concert programs.  The artwork of the top four winners will be displayed in the lobby of Cary Arts Center and Meymandi Hall during the PA’s fall concerts.   Ever year we receive a wide variety of impressive and creative entries.  The winners of this year’s Art Invitational did not cease to amaze with their exceptional work.

Congratulations to the first place winner, Amy Huang! Her brilliant digital design features a cellist surrounded by an explosion of light and stars, an image that captures well the incredible experience it is to play and listen to great music.  Second place winner, Sam Brundage’s colored pencil drawing depicting three jazz musicians on a rooftop is  a colorful and imaginative work of art.  Sam was inspired by “the interesting, flowing melodies” of jazz and piano music to depict music with “flowing colors”.  In third place, Emily Fang’s digital drawing of a violin with flowers growing from it was, according to Emily, inspired by an imagine in her head of her violin “coming to life and blossoming” when she plays her favorite songs. Honorable Mention was given to Taia Jenkins for her warm painting of a cello. Thank you to the students for creating such amazing artwork and to the WCPSS teachers that submitted the artwork.

Be sure to check out all their art work in the lobby during our upcoming concerts!