Mater Dei Prep Receives Six Nominations at Monmouth Teen Arts Festival

Students from Mater Dei Prep’s performing and visual arts departments received six nominations at the 2019 Monmouth Teen Arts Festival at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ on March 21-22. The festival, a two-day event held every March, provides fun and interactive workshops and professional critiques of student performances and exhibitions.

This year Mater Dei Prep students participated in dance, drama, musical theater, voice, instrumental and visual arts categories. All the students received high praise, with a number garnering nominations to the 2019 State Teen Arts Festival held on May 29-31 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.

  • Shannah Dolan ‘19 - Digital Photography - Guild of Creative Art’s, Best of Teen Arts Exhibit
  • Alex Chen ‘21 - Graphite Drawing - Guild of Creative Art’s, Best of Teen Arts Exhibit
  • Alexandra Massimino ‘21 - Oil Painting - Guild of Creative Art’s, Best of Teen Arts Exhibit
  • Nathan Guo ’19 - Oil Painting - NJ State Touring Exhibition (1 of only 4 pieces selected)
  • Mater Dei Prep Seraph Players (Clue) - Small Drama - State Teen Arts Festival
  • Jacob Callas ’19 - Piano Solo - State Teen Arts Festival
The festival is open to teens age 13-19 through their high schools, middle schools, or dance schools and to individuals, as well. According to the Monmouth Arts website, the goal of the festival is to “provide a welcoming environment for students to showcase their skills and hear valuable critiques from professional artists.”

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