Dansville ArtWorks Inc. is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2016 Student Award to Dansville Central’s Leanne Camuto.

Dansville ArtWorks established the $100 award in 2015 to recognize the efforts of a student who participated in the arts throughout their high school years at Dansville Central and intends to pursue a post-secondary degree in the visual, literary, or performing arts.

Leanne Camuto is a visual artist with a vintage style. She came highly recommended by Ms. Pullen, Dansville High School art teacher and National Art Honor Society advisor, who describes Leanne as “an old soul with a quiet, witty energy.” Indeed, Camuto agrees that she is the “girl born in the wrong time.” She is passionate about the 50’s and 60’s, which is highly reflected in her work. She prefers to create in black and white, whether paint or charcoal, and enjoys taking artistic risks to show people who she is. Leanne has also participated in National Art Honor Society and currently holds the office of vice president. She will pursue a degree in graphic design at the College of St. Rose in Albany.

Dansville ArtWorks’ president Nicole Alioto states, “It’s crucial to foster the arts in our youth and provide venues in which their efforts can be appreciated and acknowledged.” Accordingly, Leanne’s artwork will be exhibited at Dansville ArtWorks gallery in fall 2016 and a reception will be scheduled to coincide. Details will be announced at a later date.

Dansville ArtWorks Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate and enhance the visual, literary and performing arts opportunities in the greater Dansville community. It is supported by community members and businesses and offers art workshops for adults and children, programs including Chalk Walk & ArtsFest, and exhibition, consignment and performance opportunities. For more information, contact them at 585.335.4746 ordansvilleartworks@gmail.com, or visit the gallery at 178 Main Street, Dansville (open Thursday-Saturday).

Photo and art images provided by Leanne Camuto.

Art images copyright Leanne Camuto and are not to be used or reproduced without permission of the artist.