Local Winners Announced for Johns Hopkins University Art Show

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Aliza Horowitz sees art where others see trash.

“My friends make fun of me,” said Horowitz, 18. “I’ll see something on the side of the road and make them stop the car.”

Hubcaps. Parts of a traffic light. A broken guitar. A piece of a ceiling fan.

To Horowitz, these are the building blocks of art.

Her approach paid off. The senior at the Visual Art Center at Albert Einstein High School took top honors at the 11th annual Johns Hopkins University art show for her piece Magnified.

Horowitz enjoys found art – creating pieces from objects that generally aren’t considered artistic. She merges sculpture with a 2-D approach.

For Magnified, she scoured her house for objects. She used buttons, goggles, coins, a shampoo bottle, a plastic bowl, tiles, a key, a spoon with a mini-Liberty Bell on top, a robot she made from a film canister and a peacock she made from a twisted spoon.

Students from 15 Montgomery County public high schools participated and now have their art works on exhibit at the JHU Montgomery County Campus. The exhibit will be on display through March 17 in the campus’s 9605 Building. The show is one of JHU’s programs designed to promote STEAM education.

Other prizes went to:
2nd Place: The Attic, Elena Asofsky, Quince Orchard High
3rd Place: Voyager Spacecraft,  Josephine Prickett, Spingbrook High

Honorable Mentions:
Explore,  Colleen Reich, Sherwood High
Greek-American: Exploring My Heritage,  Elizabeth Sporgitas, Northwood High
Riding the Wild, Ujana Zajmi, Quince Orchard High

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