A painting of a subway car created by an Edward R. Murrow High School graduate was recently on display in the lobby of the U.S. Department of Education building in Washington D.C., according to officials at the Brooklyn high school.
The artist, Farhat Sikder, who graduated from Murrow in June, painted “Train Ride” during her last year at the high school.
The painting was selected by the staff of the U.S. Dept. of Education to be included in “ART.WRITE.NOW.DC,” an exhibition of national award-winning work from the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year, 63 works are being displayed in the lobby of the department’s main building in Washington D.C. as an example of the best creative work by the nation’s emerging young artists, officials said.
Sikder was a student in Murrow’s screened art program. “Train Ride” earned her a national medal in the 2012 Scholastic Awards. She is currently a freshman at Pratt Institute.
Edward R. Murrow High School, located at 1600 Ave. L in Midwood, has screened programs in vocal music, instrumental music, studio theatre and fine and visual Arts. Screened programs select students on the basis of an audition or performance, review of a portfolio and a review of the student’s record.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were established in 1923. Previous winners have included such famous names as Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
Students in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to have their works exhibited or published.
Murrow will be highlighting its specialized programs on the evening of October 30 at the school’s annual “Get Acquainted” meeting. The "Get Acquainted” meetings are aimed at prospective students interested in finding out more about the school as they begin the high school admissions process.
For more information, call the school at 718-258-9283.