In the previous issue of Smoky Quartz (Spring 2014), we featured the work of McKenzie West, who was the first-place winner for the 2nd district of New Hampshire in the 2014 Congressional Student Art Competition. In this issue, we share the work of Tory Eichler and Haley Greenyer, also students at ConVal at that time, who received Certificates of Special Recognition in the competition.
Tory Eichler’s winning entry, En Pointe, is shown below. You can see two more examples of her artwork within the issue.
Tory Eichler graduated with the Class of 2015 from ConVal High School in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She is an avid dancer and entered the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in August to pursue a career in dance. During her time at ConVal she enjoyed experimenting with fine art, particularly drawing. She created a ten piece pencil drawing series in her senior year, titled “Distractions,” which can be seen at www.toryredfern.tumblr.com.
Examples of Haley Greenyer’s artwork appear both on the cover of and within this issue.
Haley Greenyer graduated with the Class of 2015 from Conval High School in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She was a member of the chemistry club, participating in the New Hampshire State Science Fair, placing first in biochemistry in 2013 and first in electronics and physics in 2014. She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, reading, drawing and painting. She received special recognition two years in a row in the Congressional Art Competition in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. Haley attends the University of Vermont in Burlington, where she majors in engineering.
Monadnock Writers’ Group supports young writers and artists in the region. We hope to see more of their work submitted to future issues of Smoky Quartz.