Blooming Grove Junior at Moore College of Art & Design
Wins Scholarship & Travel Fellowships
Blooming Grove native Stephanie Weinger, a junior at Moore College of Art & Design, has received the Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award and Scholarship from The Philadelphia Foundation. Weinger was one of four students to receive the award at Moore’s Honors Convocation. The Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award winners are selected by the Fine Arts Department to receive scholarships for excellence in oil painting.
Weinger also received the Sis Grenald Travel Fellowship, and will travel to Iceland this summer to further her studies. “I am very thankful to have received the Hazell award,” Weinger said. “Guardian of the Lost is definitely a painting I am proud of. The fact that an award was given to me for my hard work makes me even more proud.” Weinger received the award at Moore’s Honors Convocation. She was selected for the award based on her application essay.
“My fascination with Iceland started with an illustration on a cereal box,” she wrote. “When I was very young, I frequently ate Puffins cereal. I would stare at the box in awe of the heroic bird pictured in the center. When I discovered that Iceland has the world’s largest nesting population of puffins, I promised myself I would go there and see them in person.”
Weinger was invited to attend the Light Grey Art Lab Iceland Residency Program. She and nine other artists will spend time hiking, exploring, learning and sketching. Weinger will also travel to Reykjavik – Iceland’s largest city and popular tourist site – to visit cultural institutions.
Caption: Oil Painting by Stephanie Weinger, Guardian of the Lost