Parma Student Wins 1st Place In International Art Contest

Mothra 1st Place at G-Fest

Sixteen year old, Normandy High School student, Nica Zampedro won 1st place in the adult category at the International Godzilla Fest held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. The 24th Annual G-FEST was held July 14th to July 16th this year. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju (strange beast) genre. Interactive sessions with actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films are a favorite, as they encompass many topics of interest for fans. Additional attractions are films, both new and old, gaming and of course contests. G-FEST also has the western world's largest kaiju-oriented dealers room.

Nica's 1st place ceramic coil pot painted in acrylic is titled Mothra. She is also a collector of all things Godzilla, and has quite an extensive collection. Nica is the beautiful and talented daughter of Joya & Dominic Zampedro, and granddaughter of life-time Parma Area Fine Arts board member Jane Zampedro.

I expect I will be writing more articles on this young lady's accomplishments in the future.

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 11:31 AM, 08.02.2017