Carbondale Area is proud to announce that Christina Carachilo and Salina Shock have been honored by being named “WVIA Artists of the Week”.

Christina Carachilo has been named the WVIA Performing Artist of the Week and Salina Shock has been named the WVIA Visual Artist of the Week.

This campaign is designed to call attention to high school students who have excelled in the study of the arts. The partnering high school selects two students, one visual artist and one performing artist, who are then interviewed at the WVIA Public Media studios for a digital video vignette.

The “Artist of the Week” vignette showcases the student, high school, and school district and salutes them for their artistic achievement.

The students will be featured across all WVIA television, radio and digital platforms for one week and the accompanying vignette will be available to watch on and for one year. Selected artists will then be in the running to compete for “WVIA Artist of the Year”, which is announced in May.

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.


I asked Christina how she felt about getting this award and she said, “I’m honored to have been chosen. We went down to WVIA and I sang the song “Gravity” by Sara Boreilles. They then did a video interview with me that they posted on the WVIA website.” For Salina, they took pictures of her artwork and asked her to explain it. Her pictures and video will be posted on the website as well.