Evan Jones-Hazledine of Rushville, a junior at Gordon-Rushville, has won a Nebraska Young Artist Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska for their talents in visual art, dance, music, theatre and emerging media. Jones-Hazledine’s specialty area is theatre arts.
Seventy-three students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in a special day of activities April 3 at the university.
Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 178 students. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the winners.
Honored students will take tours of the arts facilities, attend classes, meet faculty and college students and have lunch. Their parents will be invited and will also take tours, as well as receive information on careers in the arts and college curriculum.
Students selected to participate in the Nebraska Young Artist Awards were asked to nominate the teacher who provided them with the greatest amount of mentoring and support in the development of their special talents.
The day will conclude with an awards ceremony. Students will receive a certificate and an original piece of artwork commissioned for the event and created by School of Art, Art History and Design printmaking student Alyssa Kobza.