Sunday, June 20, 2021

“We Are Southlake” Contest Winners Artwork Chosen for New Library Cards

The Southlake Library is proud to introduce two new library card designs for patrons, which showcase the artistic talent of Southlake residents.

Carroll High School Senior Bella Hanson and Southlake resident, John P. Denk Jr., were selected by Mayor Laura Hill and the Mayor’s Alliance for Unity & Culture as two of the winners of the “We are Southlake” Poster Contest last September. The contest was held to kick off celebrations for the City’s 64th birthday and encouraged artists to visually represent what they love about Southlake. “We were thrilled to see the creativity of our incredible community,” stated Mayor Hill at the time.

This spring, when the Library decided to order new library cards, two of the winning submissions were selected for the card designs.

“The Southlake Library is very excited to be able to promote the talent of residents and celebrate their gifts by using the winning artwork designs for the two new library card covers,” stated City Librarian Cynthia Pfledderer. “The artwork chosen recognizes the vibrant culture and community pride of Southlake.”

Bella Hanson is a talented artist and is looking forward to attending Texas A&M next year after graduating in May from Carroll High School.  Hanson is an AP Art Student and cheerleader, and her artwork has been selected previously by the City as a winning submission for another contest.

John P. Denk Jr. has been a Southlake resident for almost seven years and comes this way most recently by way of Chicago, although he grew up just outside of the DFW metroplex.  He is an Art School graduate and has been a commercial and graphic artist.

If you haven’t visited the Southlake Library, or it has been a while, please stop by soon! The Library has exciting upcoming programs for Summer planned, and you can always stay informed of what is going on by following the Southlake Library on social media at Facebook and Instagram.

Artist – Bella Hanson

 

Artist – John P. Denk Jr.

“We are Southlake” Contest Winners Displayed in Town Square

Head to Southlake Town Square soon? Take a stroll in Family Park and checking out our new light pole banners featuring the winners of the Mayor’s Alliance Poster Contest.

“We’re thrilled to see the creativity of our incredible community!” said Mayor Laura Hill. “Everyone who visits Town Square will see the community spirit and love that our residents have for Southlake.”

Winners of the “We are Southlake” Poster Contest were selected by Mayor Laura Hill and the Mayor’s Alliance for Unity and Culture.

Congratulations to each of the winners:

  • Shreeya R. – Pre-K and under
  • Neelam Patel – Kindergarten – 2nd grade
  • Zoey Bruce – 3rd – 4th grade
  • Mihika Chowdhry – 5th – 6th grade
  • Kinnison Ward – 7th – 8th grade
  • Ava Kaplan – 9th – 12th grade
  • Bella Hanson – 9th – 12th grade
  • John P. Denk Jr. – Adult

“On behalf of the Mayor’s Alliance, congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to our participants for putting a smile on the faces of our community and bringing joy to our city,” added Mayor Hill. “This art truly shows the strong resilient community that we are. We are Southlake!”

All qualifying entries submitted were included on the “We are Southlake” mosaic banner, hanging in Rustin Pavilion. While you’re out, take a photo with the mosaic and tag #WeAreSouthlake and #MAUC!

Pre-K and under contest winner

 

k-2nd art contest winner

 

 

3rd-4th grade poster contest winner

 

 

5th-6th grade art contest winner

 

7th - 8th grade art contest winner

 

9th - 12th grade art contest winner 1

 

 

9th - 12 grade art contest winner 2

 

 

Adult art contest winner

 

Mosaic of Poster Contest Submissions