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HCPS student competes in National YoungArts Competition

Dylan Reissner’s wearable art earns recognition

11/25/2013, 2:53 p.m.
One of Dylan's projects

Henrico High School’s Dylan Reissner, a senior in visual arts, received a merit award in the selective National YoungArts competition.

Reissner’s unique “wearable art” impressed judges who recognized its use of fashion and color to create memorable visual experiences. The merit award includes a cash prize of $500 along with opportunities to earn additional scholarships and participate in workshops with other winners.

The National YoungArts competition is open to high school students from all over the country. Students submit an intensive portfolio of work that is juried by professional artists in a national forum.

Henrico High School is home to the Center for the Arts specialty center.

“On behalf of the Center for the Arts, we would like to commend Dylan for having been chosen to participate in the National YoungArts program,” said Dr. Stephanie Poxon, specialty center chair. “To have been selected out of 10,000 applicants is a testament to Dylan’s talent and passion for his artwork, and he is certainly a worthy and deserving recipient of this national honor.”

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with more than $6 million in monetary awards.