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June 8, 2012 > Cultural Corner's art scholarship contest winners

Cultural Corner's art scholarship contest winners

Submitted By Sheryl Craig

NewPark Mall's Cultural Corner, wrapped up its first annual scholarship contest for high school seniors. The winners are First Place ($1,500) Jared Gochuiko from Mt. Eden High School, Second Place ($1,000) Daniel Leal from Irvington High School and Third ($500) Zhou Yang from Newark Memorial High School.

"The goal of the Cultural Corner art scholarship contest at NewPark Mall is to connect the arts with our local community, and we are proud of all the students who participated this year," said Kelly Gardner, General Manager of NewPark Mall.

Twenty-seven pieces of original artwork were submitted from April 16 to May 11, 2012 by local high school students preparing to graduate. Teen artists entered art pieces including canvas, photography and sculptures.

The Cultural Corner, which opened in May 2011, provides exhibit space for the work of local artisans, including painters, sculptors, photographers and digital artists. Local artists interested in displaying their work at the new Cultural Corner are invited to call Kenia Ortiz at 510-284-1600. For more information, visit

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