Oldenburg Academy senior Brianne Moizuk’s artwork "Embracing the Leaves" was selected as the first place winner in the Franciscan Action Network's 10th Anniversary Art Contest.
Many excellent pieces, including drawings, photos, stained glass and sculptures from Franciscan sponsored high schools and colleges across the U.S. were received.
Moizuk said, "My piece was inspired by the lives of Saint Francis and Saint Clare. Both valued God’s creations greatly, inspiring me to include it in my artwork with vibrant colors and whimsical movements. I had also asked my subject to throw the leaves into the air so I was able to not only capture her being one with God’s creation, but enjoying its essence as well."
She will receive a check for $500, and her work will be exhibited at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., beginning Jan. 11, 2019. Her first name and last initial, along with the name of her school and her write up about her inspiration for the piece, will be included in the exhibit.
Monastery officials are overjoyed for the opportunity to display a student’s artwork at a time when they regularly receive many visitors, as many people visit while in Washington, D.C., for the Right to Life March.