February 1, 2010

Arts competition showcases talent

Gallery Night Jan. 16 showcased visual arts entries.

More than 600 people braved the rain for the 2010 Emory Arts Competition Final Gala Event at the Schwartz Center on Jan. 31. Eight visual artists and nine musicians/groups were selected out of 115 total entries; three winners from each category received cash prizes.

Sarah Blanton, Emory School of Medicine faculty, received third place in the visual arts competition with her photograph titled “Through a glass darkly.” Dior Brown, Yerkes staff member, won second place with his triple self-portrait.  First prize went to Oxford College student Ien Chi with “Family Tree,” a patchwork of satellite images of Seoul, Korea that created an image of a tree.

In the music competition, neuroscience and behavorial biology major Brian Mune received third place in music with his original guitar piece “Zephyr.” Samuel Crowley, a student in the doctor of physical therapy program, won second place with his original piece “1933,” dedicated to the sacrifice of a woman who allowed her body to be used for science. Goizueta Business School student Christopher Knific took home first place with his original composition “Summer’s Sirens” in which he layered hauntingly powerful melodies on top of his own pre-recorded track, reflecting his personal journeys.

See all Emory Arts Competition finalists and the winning entries.

File Options

  • Print Icon Print