Anthony Carona is an eleventh grade student at Leland & Gray High School and resides in Wardsboro with his family. He started drawing dinosaurs at the age of three. Later on in middle school he adapted his drawings to computers based on Japanese animation influence. He follows a procedure for his artwork by hand drawing, hand inking, scanning and coloring in on the Adobe Illustrator where it eventually becomes animated. Anthony has also designed costumes for the presentation of the play "Drood" and designed the Leland & Gray handbook for the 2015-16 school year. Last summer he participated in an art program at the Governor's Institute of Vermont at Castleton University and recently displayed his work at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden Art Gallery in Brattleboro. After high school, he would like to attend either Rhode Island School of Design or California Institute of Art in hopes of eventually working for Pixar.
Kelsey Hescock, a native of Wardsboro and a junior at Leland & Gray High School has been working with clay in her art classes. She quickly found a passion for "throwing" the clay and loved the feeling of it running though her hands to create a special piece. One of her first projects was creating an artist's teapot inspired by Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" paintings. She received a special commendation award for it at the Arts Council of Windham County Student Art Show. Additionally nature and outdoor activities play a large part of her life here in rural Vermont where she lives with her parents and sister.
The work of these two students will be on display at the Wardsboro Public Library for the entire month of April. A reception will be held at the library on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. For questions contact the library at 802-896-6988.