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Local students show work in exhibit at Little RockPublished June 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Several young artists from the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area have their work on display in the 53rd Young Arkansas Artists exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
The exhibition will be on view through July 27 in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium and the Sam Strauss Sr. Gallery.
“On behalf of all the staff at the Arkansas Arts Center, we are honored to acknowledge and celebrate the artistic excellence of these young Arkansas artists,” said Todd Herman, executive director. “I congratulate the 2014 recipients, who truly represent the best of our state’s young artistic community.”
The exhibition showcases artworks in all media created by students in kindergarten through the 12th grade in Arkansas. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association juried the entries, selecting approximately 100 works out of the more than 450 submissions for the exhibition.
Neal Harrington of Russellville was the guest juror, awarding one Best of Class and two Honorable Mention awards from each grade. Harrington is an associate professor of art at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, where he is also chairman of the art department and gallery director.
Selections from the 53rd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition travel to schools and other venues in Arkansas as part of the Arts Arts Center’s State Services traveling exhibition program.
Local students with works in the show include the following:
• Bauxite Middle School, Bauxite
Sixth-grader Breanna Roberson showed a watercolor, Winter Landscape.
• Dianne Roberts Art Studio and Gallery, Benton Third-grader Madison Young received an Honorable Mention award with a mixed-media piece, Alley Cat.
• Lakeside High School, Hot Springs Eleventh-grader Bailey Dwyer showed an acrylic/pen and ink work, Bluesbirds.
• Sheridan Middle School, Sheridan Sixth-grader Sarah “Sam” Mitchell showed a tempera-paint piece, Majestic Figures.
• Smithzonian Arts Center, Arkadelphia Fifth-grader Mallorie Carozz showed a pastel, Colorful Grace.
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.