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Perpich Junior selected for Access/Print Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Essence Young (Visual Arts 2021) has been selected as one of only three students for this fall’s ACCESS/PRINT Teen Mentorship Program at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Essence is the fifth Perpich student in the past four years to be selected for this fantastic program.

“I want to thank my family, friends, and especially Perpich staff for showing support throughout the entire admission process,” said Young. “Without them I wouldn’t have had the courage to even apply. Most importantly I want to thank Highpoint for giving me the chance to experience such a fantastic program. They’ve helped me develop myself as an artist and we’ve only just begun.”

Jeremy Lundquist, Visual Arts Instructor said, “I am thrilled that Essence has been selected to take part in the A/P Teen program at Highpoint. It is an excellent opportunity to learn additional printmaking techniques and develop a cohesive body of work for exhibition in Highpoint’s gallery. I know that they saw in Essence an artist that has a clear vision of where she wants to take her work and a great community member. I can’t wait to see what Essence produces during the mentorship.”

ACCESS/PRINT is a young artists’ mentorship program for high school students in grades 10–12. The selected participants must be highly motivated and committed to creating a strong portfolio that will be exhibited in the gallery at Highpoint. Participants will work with professional artist mentors at Highpoint’s printshop to learn printmaking processes including monoprinting, drypoint intaglio, relief block printing, and screenprinting. After this introductory period, participants will plan an independent project that uses one or more of these techniques. Through individual mentorship, peer critique, and supervised work sessions, young artists will develop printmaking skills and gain confidence in their art-making.

Congratulations, Essence!