Comptroller Franchot to Honor Queen Anne’s County Maryland Masters Award Winners

– Award Presentation To Recognize the Talents of Three Young Artists –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

State and local elected officials

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards Monday to three Queen Anne’s County students:  Jazelle Torres, a fourth grader at Sudlersville Elementary School for her work integrating multiple lines, using color theory; Matthew Mariano, a seventh grader at Centreville Middle School, who did a relief print of a whale while studying North West Native American art and printmaking; and Kelsey McClanahan, a senior at Kent Island High School, for her watercolor painting of two tigers, evoking the love between mother and child.

The award recognizes young artists who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The award program began last year to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis.

The Queen Anne’s County students’ art will join a collection of original paintings by one of the Comptroller’s favorite artists, Herman Maril. An American modernist, Maril was born in Baltimore and served as a professor at the University of Maryland for more than 30 years.

WHEN           Monday, February 9, 2015

                        10 a.m.

WHERE:       Queen Anne’s County Maryland Masters

Queen Anne’s County Board of Education Office Board Room

202 Chesterfield Ave.

Centreville, MD 21617

CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)