Maureen Bernstein, a Kure Beach resident, won "Honorable Mention" in the Associated Artists of Southport Spring Art Show at Franklin Square Gallery. Franklin Square Gallery opens each year with its Spring Art Show. A reception and awards ceremony was held on March 1st, but the show will be open until March 23rd. Maureen's art instructor in Kure Beach, Ken Withrow, expressed pleasure for Maureen's achievement. Ken said, "I am always pleased that any of the students exhibit their art and thrilled to see them honored...fellow students, the Town, and I are very proud of Maureen. She deserved it."