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Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Special to the Star-Bulletin
This is Anna Duvall's award-winning artwork. The
Environmental Protection Agency is using the
colored-pencil drawing on an educational CD.

Maui student wins
national art contest

By Gary Kubota
Maui correspondent


WAILUKU -- Concern for the environment and a love of art are a way of life for Baldwin High School senior Anna Duvall, whose drawing was selected from 3,000 entries in a nationwide competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Duvall, 18, who competed with other students in grades 7-12, was presented with a trophy yesterday by agency representative Wendy Timmons.

Duvall's colored-pencil drawing will be used as the art cover of a national CD promoting recycling by the agency.

Her work featured an illustration of a boy and girl next to a stack of newspapers and a bag of cans, with a global view of Africa and Europe in the background. Along the left side of the drawing is the slogan, "Don't waste another day."

Timmons said the drawing was global in perspective, while also focusing on local issues of recycling newspapers and aluminum cans.

She didn't have to look far to gather information about the importance of recycling and environmental preservation. Her father is state wildlife biologist Fern Duvall and her mother, Renate Gassman-Duvall, has a business conducting nature hikes.

Duvall said her parents, who live in rural Makawao, recycle newspapers and aluminum cans.

Duvall has a 4.3 grade point average and said she's been drawing since she was four years old.

"I'm really interested in illustrating children's books," she said.

Duvall plans to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

Her art teacher, Janet Sato, said Duvall has already illustrated a 32-page children's book about a frog and a girl. Sato believes the book is good enough to be published.

Duvall also has a painting on exhibit in Washington, D.C., after she won a student art contest in Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.

Duvall said as a child, she enjoyed drawing frogs and butterflies. Her parents didn't encourage watching television.

"So a lot of time, I was drawing," she said.

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