A Lincoln Middle School seventh-grader’s love of doodling has resulted in her becoming one of 20 Maine student artists whose artwork will be showcased as screensavers to approximately 70,000 students and educators statewide, starting this fall.
Emily Segal is among the winning artists in the Maine Department of Education (DOE), Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Screensaver Challenge. Emily’s artwork, a collage of her doodles that was inspired by her new pair of eyeglasses, is called “Seeing Through.”
More than 200 students statewide submitted images to be considered for the Screensaver Challenge. Just 20 were selected as the winning screensaver images.
An annual tradition of the Maine DOE, students in grades K-12 can submit artwork at the beginning of the year to be selected for display. The images are scored and selected by an independent panel of three judges.
Emily said she was encouraged to enter the contest by her art teacher at Lincoln, Louis-Pierre Lachapelle. Mr. Lachapelle, she said, makes “middle school art class challenging and enjoyable.”
Emily wrote this statement about herself: “Besides art, I also love to dance, swim, play soccer, play the flute, sing, and run track. I was inspired to do this piece by my love for doodling and my new glasses. My glasses inspired me to show a clearer outlook on life and I thought my new perspective could be seen as doodles. ‘Seeing Through’ was made from a collage of many of my doodles. I am honored that I was chosen and I hope many others get to experience this opportunity.”
Emily and the other winning student artists will have their work showcased on MLTI devices for the 2017-18 school year. In addition, the student artists will have their registration fees waived for the 2017 MLTI Student Conference, and their winning pieces will be printed and displayed at the Department of Education’s Augusta offices this summer, from June 1 to Aug. 31.
The selected students are listed below. Their artwork is available for viewing on the Maine DOE Website.
Griffin Vulture, Anna Labbe, Grade 10, Freeport High School
Abstract Ocean Life, Elizabeth Young, Grade 9, Freeport High School
Duck at Dawn, Bennett Hight, Grade 12, Freeport High School
Fallen Leaves, Zoe Fox, Grade 12, Freeport High School
Lights of the City, Griffin Agnese, Grade 11, Freeport High School
House Barn, Julian Lindholm Fiske, Grade 12, George Stevens Academy
Beneath the Surface, Corinne Ahearn, Grade 9, Greely High School
Eel Life, Maddie Hall, Grade 8, Greely Middle School
Knot a View, Alexis Merchant, Grade 10, Jonesport-Beals High School
Seeing Through, Emily Segal, Grade 7, Lincoln Middle School
Dandelion, Ana Rogers, Grade 9, Mount Desert Island HS
Scraffito, Erin Corcoran, Grade 8, Oceanside Middle School
Dream, Zabina Zimmerman, Grade 1, Pond Cove Elementary School
Bikes, Megan Gordon, Grade 11, Camden Hills Regional High School
Children's Space, Corilie Green, Grade 10, Freeport High School
Wolf, Grace Neal, Grade 11, George Stevens Academy
Hummingbird, Toni MacDonald, Grade 12, Houlton Middle/High School
Moose, Blair Tweed, Grade 11, Wells High School
Lost and Forgotten, Samuel Livingston, Grade 12, Wells High School
Umbrella, Lauren Dow, Grade 10, Wells High School
For more information about the Maine Learning Technology Initiative Screensaver challenge visit: http://maine.gov/doe/mlti/student/artchallenge/index.html