Student art worth seeing

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"Year of Faith" art contest submission by Marissa Pizzimenti. (photo courtesy of Notre Dame Preparatory)
“Year of Faith” art contest submission by Marissa Pizzimenti. (photo courtesy of Notre Dame Preparatory)

I ran across some Catholic school student artwork that might be worth seeing if you get a chance. Technically, I have only seen one of the pieces, but some of the others were deemed good enough to be part of juried art shows, so I’m sure they’re worth a look as well.

The first is pictured above. It was the runner up in the Year of Faith art contest held during Catholic Schools Week at Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale. Marissa Pizzimenti, a freshman, created it. The words characterize the school. They also seem to characterize the person, especially Jesus, who lives his life solely for the faith. There are sacrifices.

Some of Jonathan Croom’s oil paintings are reportedly worth seeing too.

  • One piece is part of the “Best and Brightest” Juried Fine Art Show and Sale at Scottsdale Artists’ School, 3720 N. Marshall Way, through March 25.
  • Two others were selected for part of the Scottsdale Artists’ School’s 30th Anniversary Show. They can be seen at Northern Trust Bank, 2398 E. Camelback Road through April 18.

Student artwork from Notre Dame Prep will be on display at the Vi at Silverstone, a nearby retirement community in Scottsdale, for an arts showcase and open house 4-7 p.m. March 21. Residents will vote on the top drawing, painting and multi-media, photography and computer graphics pieces with a “Best of Show” award from the Phoenix Art Group.

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