Local Tri Kappas honor Morales with Youth Art Award recently

Photo by Steve Clark.

Oscar Morales, a 2019 graduate of Huntington North High School, was named the recipient of the Youth Art Award, sponsored by the Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa.

Each year, Tri Kappa Chi selects one piece of art from several submitted by the Huntington North Art Department. The group then takes the winner’s artwork to be professionally framed at Four Corners Custom Framing, in Huntington. Once framed, the artwork is placed on display on the second floor of the Huntington City Building for one year before being returned to the artist.

Morales’ artwork, titled “Time Owl,” is a meticulously detailed study of highlights and shadows using Conté crayon.

Morales’ post-graduate plans include moving to California, where he was born, and pursuing a career as a freelance graphic artist.