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Area students show works in Young Arkansas Artists exhibitOriginally Published March 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated March 22, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK Several young artists from the Three Rivers Edition coverage area have their work on display in the Young Arkansas Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. The exhibition will be on view through May 5.
The exhibition showcases artworks in all media created by students in kindergarten through the 12th grade in Arkansas. Teachers from 127 schools across the state submitted 508 artworks for consideration. Members of the Arkansas Arts Educators selected 102 artworks for the exhibition.
A guest juror selected recipients of one Best of Class and two Honorable Mention awards for each grade level. Monetary awards, funded by Arkansas Children’s Hospital, are given to support each winner’s arts program.
Selections from the exhibition travel to schools and other venues in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Arts Center’s State Services traveling exhibition program.
The following local students have works in the show:
• Highland Middle School, Hardy:
Sixth-grader Klorissa Hamilton with a tempera, The Yellow Stairway, which won a Best of Class award.
• Riverview Elementary School, Judsonia:
Sixth-grader Aijahlon Yancey with a pencil drawing, Butterflys in the Wind.
• Beebe Junior High School, Beebe:
Seventh-grader Libbie Hill with a watercolor and marker piece, Van Gogh House.
Eighth-grader Derrek Newell with a linoleum print, Tractor.
• Cabot Junior High School South, Cabot:
Seventh-grader Mandea McDaniel with a colored pencil piece, Baby Love, which won a Best of Class award.
Eighth-grader Adrianna Morris with an oil pastel, The Shade Tree.
• Cabot Junior High School North, Cabot:
Eighth-grader Kailee Ayers with a pen and ink drawing, Patterns in Nature.
Ninth-grader Michelle Peck with a colored pencil piece, It’s Springtime!
• Cabot High School, Cabot:
Tenth-grader Olivia Fredricks with a watercolor, pen and ink piece, Inner Dreams, which win a Best of Class award.
Eleventh-grader Hunter Godsey with a watercolor, pen and ink work, Autumn Leaves.
Twelfth-grader Bianca Earley with a white charcoal piece, Gumball Perspective.
• Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville:
Eleventh-grader Bryant Carter with a charcoal, BJ, which won an Honorable Mention award.
The Arkansas Arts Center is at Ninth and Commerce streets in Little Rock. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge.
For more information, call (501) 372-4000 or visit www.arkarts.com.