Carlin Root Wins the the Tyler Museum of Art Annual Senior Exhibition as a Junior

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Rebecca Harrsion

Junior Carlin Root poses next to her a graphite portrait of a young lady named Evy. Root won the the Tyler Museum of Art Annual Senior Exhibition as a junior

Sam Lee, Staff Writer

Junior Carlin Root won the Tyler Museum of Art Annual Senior Exhibition by creating a graphite portrait of a young lady named Evy. The award was given on May 4th, and each participating school sends senior entries for the competition with the addition of only one artwork from a junior in their school.

“She was very excited about winning the competition as a junior, [which] is very rare,“ art teacher Rebecca Harrison said. “She and her parents went to see the exhibit the week it opened. 

Root completed her portrait after three to four months of preparation. Due to COVID-19, the reception for her achievements will not be provided this year.

“It is very exciting to win this award and feels very surreal,” Root said. “It helped me see my value as an artist.”

Root will be representing the “Up and Coming” artists of the high school. Her portrait has also been displayed in the Tyler Museum of Art.

“I don’t normally share my art because I’ve always made art for myself or my family,” Root said. “However, winning this award has shown me that others enjoy my work, and it’s important for artists to share their perspective on things.”