A reception focused on future artists is being hosted at Tri-Cities High School.
The reception comes after students and their work have been top prize winners at exhibits during the spring.
It was been a good spring for high school junior Barry Duperon.
At the second Award Event and Exhibit Opening at The Art Institute of Atlanta, March 18, 2012, he took home the best in show award.
The high school junior painted “Trapped,” an acrylic and oil piece on canvas.
And Southwest Art Center Juried Art Exhbit, Duperon won the overall first place award.
He also earned top prize at the student category of the Dogwood Festival, said his teacher.
Another student also earned recognition for his artistry.
Saul Palos took home the best at Tri-Cities HS award at the Southwest Art Center Juried Art Exhibit.
Teacher Danny Campbell said the two students are in the top 10 of student artists in the country. He said the two of students challenge each other to bring out their best skills.
The upcoming art reception is on April 27, called “An Evening of Empowering the Next Generation of Artists.”
There is a reception at 5 to 7:30 pm at the Tri-Cities HS Museum and Gallery.
Campbell said the public is invited to attend the event.