Congratulations to this month’s Artist of the Month- 8th grader Justine Joel Lara! Justine is tremendously talented, drawing awe-inspiring illustrations and hand lettering that her fellow students love admiring. Her artistic abilities have been recognized through being chosen by the Kilmer for the Youth Arts Month Exhibit last year, being one of the winners this year in the Volunteer Lawyer for the Art’s Holiday Card Contest, and for being accepted into the Boston Arts Academy for visual arts.
For this month’s winning artwork, Justine created an illustration for the Google 4 Doodle contest. This was something students were encouraged to do outside of class. Justine went above and beyond with her entry titled ‘Grow Old With You’, creating a design celebrating a couple still in love in their golden years. In Justine’s own words “this art shows how Google evolves through time and just like the golden love that my subjects represent, Google will surely be there to be with us until our golden times.”
The original was mailed into Google with the other Kilmer entries, but a photograph copy is on display outside the office. Fingers crossed Google will be as impressed as I am with her artwork. Congrats, Justine!