Student Honored at NC Museum of Art

Student Honored at NC Museum of Art
Posted on 08/28/2016
Chloe ArtworkThe North Carolina Museum of Art sponsors an annual art competition- organized, juried, and curated by teens for teens called Teens, Inspired. High School students across the state are invited to submit original 2-D pieces, sculptures, and poems inspired by art pieces in the museum's collection.  Each entry must be accompanied by an artist statement and photographs detailing the creative process. This year, over 160 students submitted pieces to be judged by the NCMA Teen Council. 

Chloe St. Onge, junior at Arapahoe Charter School, is one of 36 artists selected for this year's show. Her sculpture, Secret Escape, was inspired by Rabble, a rather large hanging sculpture of butterflies grouped in the shape of a plane. She wrote, "I was able to see Rabble by Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechtert during a field trip to the museum in the fall.  I liked how the butterflies and flowers hang all together and look like they are flying and flowing away. I’ve always been pulled to birds and butterflies because, to me, they represent freedom and grace."

This is Chloe's second appearance in the juried exhibition. She was recognized at an awards reception on Saturday, August 27, in Raleigh. Teens, Inspired will be on display until October 2, 2016.
Chloe Process
Chloe Finished