The Traveler Contest Winners

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We are pleased to announce the One City One Story 2017 “The Traveler” Art and Writing Contest winners! The winning entries were honored during an award ceremony followed by a reception on March 18, 2017. The winning entries are currently displayed at Central Library in the Great Hall, and will remain in exhibit for the next […]

The Adventurer’s Cap — art by Miko Sellier

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place High School category Miko Sellier Grade 9, Bellarmine Jefferson High School “The Adventurer’s Cap” Colored pencils and ink; 20 x 16 inches This is absolutely stunning. It’s eye catching with excellent composition and superb colors. It’s beautifully executed and it’s apparent the artist […]

Prologue to Waking Up in a New World — art by Kristina Yin

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place High School category Kristina Yin Grade 11, Flintridge Preparatory School “Prologue to Waking Up in a New World” Multimedia colored pencils; 7 x 10.5 inches This image has great balance and color contrast—the use of color juxtaposed with black and white focuses […]

One-Way Street — art by Kira Toal

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 3rd place High School category Kira Toal Grade 10, Immaculate Heart High School “One-Way Street” Ink; 12 x 9 inches Is this person traveling through another dimension? That’s certainly what comes to mind at first look. It’s an interesting, intricate, and very detailed design […]

By the Swamp — art by James Fallon

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place Middle School category James Fallon Grade 6, South Pasadena Middle School “By the Swamp” Colored pencil and acrylic paint; 11 x 8.5 inches The image of a totem, possibly alone and deep in a forest, suggests a spiritual journey along with literal […]

Pegasus Pulling Covered Wagon — art by Anna Elizabeth Phelan

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place Middle School category Anna Elizabeth Phelan Grade 7, Canyon View Academy “Pegasus Pulling Covered Wagon” Acrylic paint; 8 x 10 inches This image of Pegasus pulling a wagon appears wonderfully humorous and light, like they’re on a wild adventure. The artist […]

Preparing for Takeoff — art by Clarissa Ayala

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 3rd place Middle School category Clarissa Ayala Grade 8, St. Andrews School “Preparing for Takeoff” Acrylic paint; 8 x 10 inches A lone plane on tarmac, absent of people and luggage, illustrates the purity—and sometimes loneliness—of traveling. There’s great use of negative space—of […]

Blue Eyes — a story by Teresa Fundter

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 1st place High School category Teresa Fundter Grade 9, La Canada High School “Blue Eyes” Summary:  The narrator recalls a haunting memory of travels in Syria and the moment a bomb is detonated.   They say traveling the globe is peaceful, inspiring, jaw-dropping. […]

Dreams of a Refugee — a story by Sally Ho

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 2nd place High School category Sally Ho Grade 9, Arcadia High School “Dreams of a Refugee” Summary:  A family flees their hometown after the destruction during the Syrian Civil War.   Whenever I look up into the night sky, I’m staring into a […]

The Ghost of Theodore Bushnell — a story by Alaina Joby

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 3rd place High School category Alaina Joby Grade 9, Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School “The Ghost of Theodore Bushnell” Summary:  Catherine and Mandy stay at an old church rumored to be haunted.   The wind blew in a fury against the trees […]