COVER by Naomi Drexler
Eyes of Sorrow (oil pastel, color pencil, watercolor). The winner of The Monthly’s Fourth Annual Cover Contest, 16-year-old Drexler is a junior at Berkeley High School who comes from a family of art appreciators. Her winning image is meant to “convey a message of human empathy.” For more information on Drexler and the other student winners, see page 6. Local artist Elena Zolotnitsky will preside over an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 16 at 6 p.m.; Amsterdam Art, 1013 University Avenue, Berkeley. The ceremony is open to the public.