Mount Gilead student artwork on display in Columbus
The artwork of four Mount Gilead students was recently exhibited at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.
Grade 2 Mason Kirkpatrick’s artwork has been selected for display in the 2019 Ohio Art Education Association Youth Art Exhibit.
Also on display were eighth grader Jayden Andrews and seventh graders Lilyth Edgerly and Victoria Salvito. These exhibits represented Ohio students from kindergarten through eighth grade and were displayed for a month in the Rhodes Tower.
There were 131 pieces selected for the exhibition by juries from the eight regions of the state that represent the OAEA, a professional organization for Ohio art teachers.
The Youth Art Exhibit is developed through many volunteer hours by state art teachers. Works by Kirkpatrick and Andrews were submitted for the exhibition by Robin Conrad, art teacher at Park Avenue Elementary School.
Maria Miller, an art educator at Mount Gilead Middle School, presented the works of Edgerly and Slavito.
A reception and awards ceremony was held at Rhodes Office Tower during the show.
Artwork prepared by students from Park Avenue Elementary School was displayed at Artapalooza’s annual art show held at the Mid Ohio Educational Service Center.
With works by 500 students, Artapalooza features everything from paintings to clay pottery, portraits, mache and more. All of the exhibits were completed by students from the first year through high school.
Park Avenue was selected from a group of 18 schools as Best of Show by the panel of judges who reviewed high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, each separately. The judge’s objective for this award was to select the schools that demonstrated the best work as a collective.
Gweneth Hershner and Jayden Fisher received individual accolades.
“I want to congratulate all of the Park Avenue students for their outstanding work,” said art teacher Robin Conrad. “I am proud to teach such a talented group of young artists.”
The works of art by these four Mount Gilead art students were recently exhibited at the Tower of Rhodes. Pictured are, back left to right: Jayden Andrews, Lilyth Edgerly and Victoria Salvito and Mason Kirkpatrick, front.