Bateman students wins Art in Action Scholarship; plans to start at University of Guelph in the fall.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, JULY 3, 2013) For the second year, Art in Action presented a scholarship to a Halton Region High School student intending to pursue a full-time, post-secondary education this fall.

Samples of the work on display during the Art in Action studio tour – always during the first weekend in November.

Art in Action is a self-guided studio tour that takes place every year on the first weekend of November in Burlington.  If art and craft appreciation mean anything to you – note the dates.  The tour will introduce you to new art and get you out of the house and meet really interesting people.  This year will be our third and we wouldn’t miss it.

Darlene Throop, Art In Action, Michelle Nguyen, Scholarship Winner and Regan Heffernan, Principal, Robert Bateman.

This year’s winner Michelle Nguyen, a student at Robert Bateman High School, received a scholarship of $1,500.00 as well as free admission to participate in the Art in Action November Studio Tour.

Nguyen intends to pursue her artistic and design interests and the University of Guelph in their Landscape Architecture program in September,

Burlington public and catholic schools were invited to participate by putting forth an applicant and including three digital images in the application.  The turn out this year was less than promising, (shame on those schools who didn’t dig a little and encourage their students to take part).  The Art in Action group feels there will be a better response next year.  Let us hope they are right.

There are very few privately funded groups that use their own funds to provide scholarships for promising students.  Things like this need to be both encouraged and responded to.

For additional information contact, Teresa Seaton at  tmseaton@cogeco.ca

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