Students go international

Lauren Brunetti
A&E Reporter

Artwork by five students has been selected for an international competition held later this month.

The works by Shelby Florio, Ian Perch, Maria Santina Buda, Lelania Little and Ekaterina Lyadova were chosen from 106 pieces, mainly paintings and photography, on display Monday at the annual Love of HeArt show at Lakeshore Campus.

“This is one of my favorite events and one I always choose to come to – I have never missed it,” said Humber President John Davies. “It is such an inclusive event that is strongly run by many of our students. I would like to congratulate all of our artists and particularly the winners of this year’s competition.”

Florio, a first-year fashion arts student, won for a painting she calls Elephants on Stage, which uses watered down acrylics to create a striking image in bright colours.

 “It is a distorted self portrait that I used from a photograph,” she said. “There is no real reason for the elephants. I only added them because I was watching Planet Earth.”

She and the four other winners received a $75 cash prize at the show sponsored by the Humber Students’ Federation.

The art work now moves onto the international competition run by the League for Innovation, which promotes community colleges across North America and around the world.

“The students have worked really hard and done an outstanding job,” said Nancy Marino-Benn, co-ordinator of the show and a school of media studies faculty member.

“I think the students can walk away from this and realize how creative they can be.”

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