Three Pennington School seniors received top prizes at the 2019 Phillips' Mill Youth Art Exhibition. KaYi "Ada" Lau of Beijing, China, won first place in the Painting category with her piece "Last Stop of the Journey." Laura Alaez of Trenton won first place in Photography with her digital work "Untitled," and Maxwell Ward of Pennington won second place in 3-D Works with his art titled "Reverse Drip."
According to the Phillips' Mills Community Association website, the Youth Art Exhibition (YAE) was created when Phillips' Mill decided to build on the success of its well-respected adult Art Exhibition, which began in 1929. The adult show seeks participation from artists living within a 25-mile radius of the Mill in New Hope, Pa., and the YAE solicits participation from the art departments of high schools located within a 25-mile radius of the Mill. This year's awardees come from over twenty different private and public high schools.
The Youth Art Exhibition opened to students, teachers and family on Saturday, January 26, 2019, with the award ceremony at 2:00 p.m. The Exhibition runs January 27 to February 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Exhibited pieces include sculpture, fine art and photography.