The Boca Grande Art Alliance has awarded two 2011/2012 scholarships designed to help support students pursuing higher education in two- and three-dimensional fine arts. The scholarship recipients are: • Chelsea Combrink of Boca Grande, manager and sales associate of Antique Boutique in Boca Grande, is home schooled and also attending Edison State College. She plans to attend the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale next fall majoring in fashion design. Her talents include watercolor painting, graphic design, illustration, collage and clothing design/creation. • Rebekah Shupock is a Lemon Bay High School/Edison State College student employed at the Gasparilla Inn & Club. She is pursuing an education that will combine art, wildlife and nature as well as environmental education. She is now selecting a college. Her specialty is painting and drawing.
“Rebekah came to us with high praises from her LBHS art teacher,” said Boca Grande Art Alliance President John Mitchell in a press release.
The students have been invited to display examples of their work at the 2012 Boca Grande Art Alliance Spring Show.
“Congratulations to these talented young people,” said Midge Mason, retiring Boca Grande Art Alliance director.
From left: Boca Grande Art Alliance President John Mitchell, scholarship recipients Rebekah Shupock and Chelsea Combrink, Ann Shaw and Susan Shaffer, Scholarship Committee co-chairwomen.