Perry Naseck ’18 was named one of ten national finalists in the 2018 YoungArts program in the category of Design Art as well as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts finalist. Earlier this month, Perry traveled to Miami for YoungArts Week, an annual conference that allows students from across the nation to collaborate together and learn from distinguished master artists and mentors. Perry’s work fuses his passions for art and science, as he uses computer modeling and 3D printers in addition to traditional artistic tools.
“The experience was amazing,” Perry said. “I worked with renowned designers Tommy Walton, Julietta Cheung, and Chat Travieso to design and fabricate a piece during YoungArts Week.”
Additionally, Perry designed, created, and showcased an entirely new piece. For this project, Perry laser-cut pieces of plexiglass from a 3D model he created. The pieces were assembled into a unique vending machine that represented the transactional nature of social media and human interaction and served as a commentary on the unfair interaction between the user and the internet.
The National YoungArts Foundation was established in 1981 to identify and support the next generation of artists and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation. YoungArts also serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for artistically talented high school seniors.
Additionally, two seniors were named YoungArts Merit Winners: Jack Parolisi (Design Art) and Crawford Helbing (Visual Arts from Wood and Metal).
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.