Lansdale student wins award in art competition

March 24, 2018 by  

Michael Gregory, who attends North Penn High School in Lansdale, recently won a prize for his artwork, according to an article on

Gregory entered ‘Pavo Cristatus’, a sculpture in mixed media, in the Touch the Future Art Show held at Arcadia University. The show is now in its 31st year.

Rachel Banner, from Cheltenham, won the ‘Best in Show’ award with her work entitled ‘Timeless Diner’.

There are 14 categories in the show, and students from schools throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties are encouraged to submit their work. The juror was Grace Ahn Klensin, who is the assistant director of Temple University’s School of Art.

One of the sponsors of the event was the Pennsylvania State Education Association/Mideastern Region (PSEA/MER). The association’s president, Alan M. Malachowski, said the show is “always amazing,” and showcases the great number of opportunities the public schools in the area offer to their students. He added that allowing students to explore these opportunities is an important reason that public schools have to be adequately funded.

The Council for the Advance of Public Schools, and PSEA/MER, awarded prizes of over $2,200 to the student artists.

Events like this are fun for everyone, and can be made more enjoyable if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a list of exhibits and artists.