Duos art talent lauded

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Ms Krstevski, 18, received the People’s Choice award and Mr Lam, 19, was presented with first prize.

TWO talented teenagers have been recognised for artworks they created to mark 40 years of the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central.

St Albans Secondary College Year 12 students Kelbin Lam and Monika Krstevski received top honours at an exhibition, themed “Celebrating Art”, at the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre in Deer Park.

Ms Krstevski, 18, received the People’s Choice award and Mr Lam, 19, was presented with first prize.

The exhibition, organised by Rotarian Nonie Gionfriddo and Hunt Club curator Dr Michael Sheil, also featured work by Copperfield College students.

Mr Lam said his acrylic painting, titled The Summer, reflected strength and beauty through time – just like how the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central had helped the community across the past four decades.

Mr Lam said he was “happy” to win his first-ever art prize at the Rotary show.

Ms Krstevski said the digitally-edited photo she submitted to the exhibition symbolised Rotary’s charitable nature.

“The polychromatic colour scheme in the background (of the artwork) was representational of the ways in which the club helps people in need,” Ms Krstevski said.

She said she felt “very proud” to receive the People’s Choice award this year, after taking out first place at last year’s event.

Brimbank Leader – 18 August 2015