Local high schooler wins at Herron


Aneesha Anand of Carmel High School won second place for her work “Venice Sunset.” (Submitted image)

Five students from Center Grove, Carmel, Avon, and Western Boone high schools produced the top works in Herron School of Art and Design’s fourth annual Indiana High School Junior Art Invitational.

Each year, high school art teachers are invited to submit the best examples of their junior students’ works for inclusion in this juried exhibition. Fifty-two art teachers and 36 high schools across Indiana submitted nearly 200 works to the 2017 exhibition.

Prizes were announced at the opening reception April 8. Herron scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 are awarded for the first, second and third prize, respectively. All placing students will receive scholarships to attend Herron’s Honors Art and Design, a two-week summer program for teens. Local Aneesha Anand of Carmel High School was awarded second-place, which resulted in a $1,000 Herron scholarship.

The exhibition will be on view until April 22 in the Marsh Gallery at Eskenazi Hall on the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis campus, at 735 W. New York St., Indinanapolis. Parking is available courtesy of The Great Frame Up Indianapolis in the visitor section of the Sports Complex Garage, west of Herron’s Eskenazi Hall, or on the upper floors of the Riverwalk Garage, south of the Sports Complex Garage, until 6 p.m. and on any floor after 6 p.m. Parking tickets will be validated at Herron Galleries.