By ANTHONY SPAULDING
Director of Communications
Pope John XXIII Regional High School
SPARTA — Felicia Kurish, a rising senior at Pope John XXIII High School had her original oil painting, "Sola Flor”, featured for exhibit at the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Frankford.
Kurish's painting was displayed in the "Art in Bloom," which is part of the fair's professional flower show. In the exhibit, each painting was interpreted in flowers by a professional florist.
The Hibiscus is the Hawaiian state flower and illustrates the theme of “Flowers Around the World”.
All pictures and flower arrangements were on display in the conservatory during the entire fair, which went from Aug. 3-12.
Kurish has been involved in art her entire life. Her work has been exhibited on both the local and state level, including both the Sussex County Teen Arts Festival and the NJ State Teen Arts Festival. Felicia excels in illustration and her mediums include ink, pastel, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil and acrylic. Her pencil drawing, "1959", a pastel/charcoal, "Morning in Delaware" and her ink wash, "Wrangler", were all previously on exhibit. In 2017, Kurish's black charcoal drawing, "Sasha", was selected for display at the NJ State Teen Arts Visual Arts Exhibit, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Gallery Exhibit and the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Exhibit (SCAHC) Gallery Exhibit.