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 month.  Drop by the library […]

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 has great technical skill. The […]

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 the viewer’s eye on the […]

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 of a whimsical, steampunk-ish person […]

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 traveling. This piece has nice, […]

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 has nice detailed work—giving an […]

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 wide open possibilities; they could […]

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. And it can be, if […]

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 thousand twinkling lights and realizing […]

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 that danced its wild routine […]