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Sadie (she/her) is an 8th grader at W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School. Usually, you can find her with her nose stuck in a book, or laughing way too hard about a not-so-funny joke with her friends. She hopes to someday do activist work, and finish one of the many novels that she has started over the years. 

Massimo is an artist, illustrator, and muralist originally from Berkshire County Massachusetts, currently based in Miami. He attended Monument Mountain Regional High from 2001-2005 where he was heavily focused on art throughout his high school career. He went on to go to MassArt, receiving a BFA in illustration. He currently works full time as an illustrator and graphic designer. Recently, he has taken to his spare time work more on painting, searching for subjects in everyday life. massimomogiardo.com / instagram.com/massimomongiardo / massi@mossy.moe 

Sophie Shron grew up in The Berkshires and graduated from Monument Mountain in 2018 and is now living in Brooklyn. She is in her senior year at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and studies Communication Design with a minor in Fashion Studies. In her free time, Sophie works at a pizza restaurant and goes to thrift stores. Website: sophieshron.com

Celeste Gregory My name is Celeste Gregory and I am in sixth grade. When I created my banner with my best friend Gabi when I was in fifth grade. I go to the Berkshire Waldorf School and have gone there my whole life. I enjoy singing, acting, dancing, playing soccer, and making water color paintings in my free time! Gabriela Mora Duero Hello! My name is Gabi, I am eleven years old and I am in sixth grade. When I was ten years old I made the banner drawing with my friend Celeste. I go to the Berkshire Waldorf School. I want to thank you for choosing our drawing, we worked hard on it and we are really proud of it, thank you!

Sophie Shron grew up in The Berkshires and graduated from Monument Mountain in 2018 and is now living in Brooklyn. She is in her senior year at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and studies Communication Design with a minor in Fashion Studies. In her free time, Sophie works at a pizza restaurant and goes to thrift stores. Website: sophieshron.com

Celeste Gregory My name is Celeste Gregory and I am in sixth grade. When I created my banner with my best friend Gabi when I was in fifth grade. I go to the Berkshire Waldorf School and have gone there my whole life. I enjoy singing, acting, dancing, playing soccer, and making water color paintings in my free time! Gabriela Mora Duero Hello! My name is Gabi, I am eleven years old and I am in sixth grade. When I was ten years old I made the banner drawing with my friend Celeste. I go to the Berkshire Waldorf School. I want to thank you for choosing our drawing, we worked hard on it and we are really proud of it, thank you!

Eliza Phelp graduated from Monument Mountain Regional High School this year and is now studying at Massachusetts College of Art and design in Boston. She grew up in the Berkshires and has always loved creating art, often inspired by landscapes and nature. Eliza enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking and camping. She looks forward to growing as an artist during her time at MassArt, and hopes to pursue a career doing what she loves.

Olivia Ruggiero was born in the Berkshires and has lived in the town of Sheffield her whole life. As a current senior at Monument Mountain High School, she is applying to colleges for art as an Architecture major. Some of her hobbies include photography, painting, and spending time outdoors. Olivia is also an avid sports player, participating on the soccer, track, and ski teams.

Hi I’m Valerie Perry and i like to write in social studies and do experiments in Science.

This banner was created by Allye O'Brien, daughter of Robin Helfand (Advisory Committee Member & Owner of Robin's Candy). Allye spent part of her childhood growing up in our area and enjoys visiting the G.B. Downtown Cultural District whenever she comes for a visit to Great Barrington. Allye was honored to contribute artwork for this banner.

This banner was created by Allye O'Brien, daughter of Robin Helfand (Advisory Committee Member & Owner of Robin's Candy). Allye spent part of her childhood growing up in our area and enjoys visiting the G.B. Downtown Cultural District whenever she comes for a visit to Great Barrington. Allye was honored to contribute artwork for this banner.

Ruby Smith is a senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School she has lived in the Berkshires for eight years. She has a strong interest in the arts, and hopes to create art as much as possible in her future. 

I am Ned Castille, an 8th grader at W.E.B. Dubois middle. I entered this contest with an open mind, and I definitely didn’t expect to win!

Hello, My Name is Mason Buffoni, I am in 8th grade, I have 4 brothers, and I, of course, am one of the winners of the Art banner challenge. All of my grades are over 85’s with most grades being over 90, and I am so far enjoying school. I do not at the moment have any future dream jobs or any other forms of aspirations. I think of myself as a very good student and person around other people and friends, but when alone I’m usually very lazy. This is a summary of my school life, home life, personal life, and other things that I may have written in this paragraph.

SimonelLong is the graduating class of 22 at MMRHS. She has lived in the Berkshires her whole life. She loves art and may persue it as a career in the future.

My name is Isabella Havens I go to W.E.B Du Bois Middle School. I like Gymnastics, hanging out with my friends, and watching tv.

Cooper Ronan is a Berkshire born freelance illustrator and screen print technician living in New York City. He grew up in Great Barrington and attended Monument Mountain Regional High where his art teachers made art an extremely open and accessible outlet for expression. He then went on to study illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where he was able to tap into an artistic culture that was ever growing and evolving. Although he is still living in New York, he keeps his ties to the Berkshire aria arts scene by working with local businesses and brands like Library Skate Shop and Politic Skateboards. He has also worked with clients such as fashion brand Marni, coffee company Ninth Street Espresso and a synthesizer maker Whimsical Wraps. With all of his work he aims to have a fluid yet simplistic look that he uses to access a certain childhood nostalgia. Contact info: Instagram: @coop_burr_ronan Email: co2ronan@gmail.com Website: cooperronanillustration.com

I work digitally in Adobe Fresco/Illustrator/Photoshop drawing inspiration from personal interests; music, myths, mysteries, moloch, etc. If I'm happy enough with a piece I'll create some riso or screen prints, always preferable to the phone screen. I've been working as a graphic designer for the Golden State Warriors for over 6 years, tracing basketballs, basketball hoops, basketball backboards, etc. When I first stumbled into MMRHS I remember being amazed by the level of talent, it's rare that a community produces so many incredible artists. High School : MMRHS (04) College: MassArt Contract: johnseanmccabe@gmail.com Instagram: @sean___mccabe Website: grmpamixtapes.com

Estelle (Stella) Baden is the creator of the W.E.B. Du Bois mosaic. She goes to W.E.B. Du Bois Middle School and she is in 8th grade. Stella loves to read, spend time with her kittens, eat chocolate, take care of plants, cook/bake, paint her nails, and make art! She also has a semi-secret hobby which is knitting. Stella is the eldest of three younger siblings, and she loves to spend time with her friends. She loves spending time in nature, being outside, and hiking (darn you, mom and dad). She loves to try new things, dance, sing, and be silly. Stella has a very strong personality, she doesn't back down from a challenge, and she has big dreams.

Anika Thieman is pursuing a career in science, with a focus on helping the environment. She grew up in Vermont, and then moved to the Berkshires in elementary school. She has since gone to school in the Berkshire Hills Regional School district, attending high school at Monument Mountain. Anika has always loved the arts, and creativity plays an important role in her life. 

My name is Megan Zeik and I am a senior at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Currently, I am in the process of applying to colleges to study Nursing, with a concentration in Pediatrics. Although I am a lover of all things science, art has been an important part of my journey and my expression. I am a cellist and play for the high school orchestra as well as Western MA Districts. I love to draw and have taken classes at the Norman Rockwell Museum, participated in the annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, and particularly enjoy calligraphy and graphic art.

I work digitally in Adobe Fresco/Illustrator/Photoshop drawing inspiration from personal interests; music, myths, mysteries, moloch, etc. If I'm happy enough with a piece I'll create some riso or screen prints, always preferable to the phone screen. I've been working as a graphic designer for the Golden State Warriors for over 6 years, tracing basketballs, basketball hoops, basketball backboards, etc. When I first stumbled into MMRHS I remember being amazed by the level of talent, it's rare that a community produces so many incredible artists. High School : MMRHS (04) College: MassArt Contract: johnseanmccabe@gmail.com Instagram: @sean___mccabe Website: grmpamixtapes.com

My name is Lilabel Kierstead and I am a freshman at Monument Mountain high school. My banner was inspired by the Main Street of Great Barrington. I used a bunch of magazines and my own memories of GB to create this collage, that represents one of the first things you see in GB. 

Olivia Ruggiero was born in the Berkshires and has lived in the town of Sheffield her whole life. As a current senior at Monument Mountain High School, she is applying to colleges for art as an Architecture major. Some of her hobbies include photography, painting, and spending time outdoors. Olivia is also an avid sports player, participating on the soccer, track, and ski teams.

My name is Stella Rose Wright, I'm a junior at Monument Mountain regional high school, and I’m 17 years old. I’ve always loved art and drawing. It's been a strong suit of mine ever since i was young. I’ve been involved with dancing, singing, and I play a number of instruments which are other art forms I've been involved with. Before joining monument I went to the Rudolf Steiner School, where a Waldorf curriculum was taught which benefitted my art skills tremendously. My freshman year at monument continued to pursue art with Mr. Webber. At Monument I have continued my journey as a young artist and am currently enrolled to take Drawing and Ceramics next semester. I don’t have plans set for college yet but I do know I will keep being involved with the arts.