From the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland:
Comptroller Peter Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards to three Harford County students on the morning of Monday, March 31: Jasanveer Aulakh, a fourth grader at Emmorton Elementary School, who created a mixed-media composition using collage techniques in the style of Charley Harper; Alexus Walz, an eighth grader at Aberdeen Middle School, who produced a mixed-media composition of a tree using drawing techniques and design principles with colored pencil and ink; and Kenzie Targarona, a senior at C. Milton Wright High School, who created an expressive self-portrait in white charcoal.
The award recognizes young scholars who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The new award program was initiated to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from Kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis. The Harford County students’ art also will join a collection of original paintings by one of the Comptroller’s favorite artists, Herman Maril. An American modernist, Maril was born in Baltimore and served as a professor at the University of Maryland for more than 30 years.