BSM Student Winton Petty's Glass blown Goblet Series to be Displayed in National Exhibit

BSM Student Winton Petty's Glass blown Goblet Series to be Displayed in National Exhibit

After receiving a National Gold Key in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards, Benilde-St. Margaret’s Junior Winton Petty’s glass blown Goblet Series will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in New York this summer.

Winton created the glass blown goblets through FOCI - Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, under the instruction of Derek Hoesteler. BSM Art Adviser Kelli Rahn encouraged Winton to submit his work to the Scholastic Art Awards, where he received a gold medal at the state level in February. He was awarded a National Gold Key in March, and as a result, has been invited to the National Ceremony, held at Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 6 with National Events scheduled for June 5-7.

The National Exhibition, where Winton's work will be featured, will be on display during that time at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The exhibition will also travel to Washington D.C.

“The BSM art department annually participates in the Scholastic Art competition and every year has student artists recognized at the state level. We are thrilled to have Winton’s work continue on and receive national recognition," said Rahn. "His dedication to developing his glass blowing skills at FOCI is impressive, and we are proud to help celebrate his artistic efforts and achievements."

Winton received one of eleven National Gold Keys given to Minnesota students out of a total of 309 recognized on the state level. Way to go, Winton!