Tessa Lynn is only 14 years-old and has already received regional and international recognition for her talents as an artist and costume designer. She created a white wolf quadsuit with articulated legs, which drew international attention (“Best Novice Construction” Award 2012) at a costume competition Toronto, Ontario. She has also received numerous art awards, including the NYS Art Teacher’s Award (2010); Superintendent’s Choice Award (2012)/ Principal’s and Asst. Principal’s Awards (2013) in the Richmond Memorial Library District Student Art Show; 2nd Place (2012)/ 3rd Place (2013) in the Go Art! Student Art Exhibit, and Honorable Mention (Rep. Chris Collins) in the Congressional Student Art Show (2013).
Additionally, Tessa Lynn is a vocalist, flautist, and self-taught ancient instrumentalist (ocarina, pan flute, eagle bone flute, wood flute, lap harp). She received the Fred Waring Chorus Director’s Award in 2010. She is also in the process of writing and illustrating a book series. Tessa attended the Jr. National Youth Leadership Conference in Washington DC in 2010 at age 11, and her travels to Japan, China, and South Korea have often been inspiration to her creations and compositions.
In a recent interview at Crossroads House with Frank Panapento (President, Board of Directors) and Jill Fried (Director of Development), Tessa Lynn’s dedication and talent to her craft was apparent. Her modest and humble demeanor was evident as well. Her future goals are to attend Art School, continue her travels abroad and “convey her creativity to a wide variety of audiences.”
On Friday, September 27th, her donated works will be auctioned at the Musical Memories Week – Art Auction & Dinner Gala, a fundraiser in which all proceeds benefit Crossroads House, “A Comfort Care Home for the Dying.” Tickets for this event can be purchased to Roxy’s Music, Valle Jewelers, Millenium Computers, and Crossroads House. For more information, please visit www.crossroadshouse.com or call 585-343-3892.