DALLAS TWP. — Two students from Misericordia University’s community ceramic classes won awards at the 2016 Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit. Kyrah Yurko of Lehman and Jensen Meade of Dallas attend ceramic classes in Misericordia University’s Community Clay Studio, under the direction of Skip Sensbach. Classes are held in the art studios at rear 50 Lake St.
Yurko, a sophomore at Lake-Lehman High School, was a special award winner in 3D sculpture, fine arts and 3D-applied design for her ceramic work. She also received a second-place award for a ceramic birdhouse. Meade, an eighth-grade student at Dallas Middle School, received a first-place and two second-place awards for her pottery. Both award winners have been attending ceramics classes at Misericordia for more than three years.
The Rossetti Exhibition is an annual juried art show sponsored by Sue and Joe Hand. It is open to students in grades 7-12 from the Back Mountain area of Luzerne County, Tunkhannock area, and communities of the Northwest Area School District. In its 35th year, the exhibition is held in the Schulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College. It was started by Sue Hand to honor Suzanne Maria Rossetti who was abducted and murdered in 1981 in Arizona. Sue Hand read her story and was moved to honor her with this art exhibition.
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