March 24, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Animation Students Draw Raves at Competition
SANTA CLARITA Two College of the Canyons animation students received awards at the statewide California Community College Education and Workforce Development Media Arts Awards that accepted nearly 550 entries from 40 colleges in 11 different categories.
Both Lejon Douroux and Kristina Swanger were Merit Award winners in the "Traditional Animation" category. Douroux picked up an award for his piece entitiled "An Afternoon Drive" while Swanger won with her "Status Epilipticus." The awards mark the first time College of the Canyons animation students have won in this competition.
"These films represent months of hard work and dedication," said Animation Department Chairperson Sheila Sofian. "I am very excited for them both, and I am glad they are receiving the acknowledgement they deserve."
Douroux, Swagger and other winners will be presented their awards during the Media Arts Showcase being held Thursday, March 25 at the Apple Store in Pasadena. Their works will also be shown, with an informal viewing starting at 4:30 p.m. and a formal presentation beginning at 6 p.m.