Zoe Ronen, HVS ‘14 of Copake, NY and alumnus Myles Ryan, HVS ’05 of Dornach, Switzerland will each receive this year’s Henriette Reiss Award for artistic endeavor, given annually to current or former Hawthorne Valley School graduates. This year, the 22nd annual Henriette Reiss Award will be presented at a special High School assembly at the school. A check will be presented to each of them during the event on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 pm. The event is open to the public. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Zoe Ronen is a senior who has already distinguished himself as an accomplished musician, playing trumpet in varied styles as well as composing original works. He will continue his education in music after graduation.  Zoe will play one of his compositions at the ceremony.

After he graduated from HVS, Myles Ryan completed training in Eurythmy, which led him to Switzerland, where he encountered Kleinodienkunst, spiritually inspired wearable art. In an age of mass-produced jewelry, Myles saw an unmet need which he could meet with his own artistic capacities. He plans to continue his training in metal work and gemology and to open a workshop in the US to further this art.

The Henriette Reiss Award was established in 1993 by Elizabeth Papas of Philmont, NY, a long-time friend of the Reiss family. Henriette Reiss (1889-1992), a resident of Columbia County, NY for twenty-five years, was an internationally respected artist and designer. Born in England and raised in Switzerland, she followed her husband, the artist Winold Reiss, to New York in 1914, where she soon established her own career and became well known for her textile and rug designs, as well as for her book jackets and advertising layouts.  She also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. To learn more about Henriette Reiss, click here to visit the Winold Reiss website.

For additional information about the Henriette Reiss Award, please call 518-672-4910 or visit the Henriette Reiss Award website.