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Arts: Young NOTL artists receive $200 scholarships from Pumphouse
Students James Couroux and Cecilia Noble, pictured here with Pumphouse board member Marina Glencross, are the recipients of this year’s scholarship. (Supplied)

Two of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s aspiring young artists have received $200 from the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre this summer for their talent and dedication to their craft.

James Couroux and Cecilia Noble, graduates from Holy Cross and Laura Secord secondary schools, respectively, are winners of the art centre’s annual scholarship.

“It is so exciting to see the talent, enthusiasm and passion of these artists moving forward in their post-secondary programs,” Pumphouse board member Marina Glencross said in a media release.

The arts centre awards the scholarship to graduating high school students from NOTL who are pursuing a recognized post-secondary visual arts program.

Couroux uses art to transform his dreams into visual images, exploring themes of wonder, horror and nostalgia. His artistic pursuits include drawings, pictures, designs and films.

He plans to pursue a bachelor of film and television degree at Sheridan College, with the goal of becoming a professional filmmaker.

Noble has been a visual artist since she was young and is exploring the world of three-dimensional artworks, incorporating various mediums, textures and unexpected physical elements. She’s planning to pursue a degree in arts and culture at Brock University and explore new artistic styles.

The Pumphouse arts scholarship has been supporting young artists since 2010.

Every year, the recipients are chosen by specific staff members at their schools, who nominate deserving student applicants.

This scholarship was established in memory of Ian Butler, one of the Pumphouse’s founding members, to honour his dedication and passion for art education.

The scholarship recipients’ works can be viewed online at niagarapumphouse.ca.

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