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Collage goes to college

December 14, 2002

Molly Shore

Burroughs High School senior Curran Wedner hopes one day his

artwork will hang in museums.

He's off to a good start. An acrylic paint and collage piece he

completed in E. Kay Anderson's advanced-placement art class made the

cut for Cal State Northridge's sixth annual high school invitational

exhibition, "Coming Soon ... "

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The show is in the university's art gallery through Jan. 11.

Curran's work, "Anarchy TM," depicts a marionette with six arms

and a head bigger than its body, sporting two Mohawks. The figure is

set against a plaid background and peppered with random

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Curran and five of his classmates, as well as six art students at

Burbank High School, are represented in the show. Curran's classmate,

Lucy Fabio, 18, also has her work in the show. Her acrylic painting,

"Trinity," depicts half a woman's face, a light source of the sun, a

ball and an open mouth.

"It represents the contrast of purity with the excitement of doing

the wrong thing," Fabio said.

An 8-by-10-inch acrylic painting of a bird in flight, in shades of

gray with a green background, is Susan Estrada's entry. Estrada, 18,

said she was inspired to paint the bird after seeing a similar photo

in a wildlife magazine.

Anderson, who has taught art for seven years at Burroughs, said

her advanced-placement students love art and creating.

"It's fun pushing them and prodding them and knowing that they

will get involved in art," Anderson said.

Other Burroughs students represented in the exhibition are Ricardo

Aguilar, Tigran Berberyan and Zareh Ter-Stepanian.

Burbank High School artists in the show are Edgar Karapetyan, Won

Jang Lee, Lindsay Jorden, Eric Montgomery, Jay Hwang and Danica

Lawrence.

The Cal State Northridge art gallery is at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. For more information, call 677-2226.

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