Students exhibit talent at art show

Published 8:02 am Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Special to The Post-Searchlight

This past Sunday, the talented youth of Bainbridge were recognized by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts.

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The 13th annual Student Art Show featured artwork by students at all Decatur County schools, both public and private.

The students’ work was on display in the Firehouse Gallery on Water Street. The Gallery opened at 2 p.m., to allow the students and their parents to view their artwork. There was also a refreshment table set up with cookies, much to the delight of the children. Announcement of the winners came at 3 p.m., where the winners in each category received either a medallion or a trophy.

The show was divided into age groups as follows: Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and high school.

The categories for the middle school grades were drawing, painting and mixed media, which allows students to use a variety of mediums, including different types of paints, inks, papers and other items to create a picture.

The high school categories were the same but including ceramics, photography and sculpture.

Each age group was given a first through third place as well as an honorable mention.

There was also a best of show award for elementary, middle and high school. Other awards given were Judges’ Choice for the Most Awesome, Most Outrageous, Most Abstract, Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Composition, Best Titled, Most Geometric, Most Realistic and Outstanding Craftsman.

The best in show winners were Ashia Brown from Jones-Wheat for the elementary division, Henry Kelly from Bainbridge Middle for the middle school division, and Caroline New from BHS for the high school division.

The first-place winners for the elementary division were Trinity Poague, pre-kindergarten, Jones Wheat; John Sims, kindergarten, John Johnson; Ashia Brown, first grade, Jones Wheat; Dani Parker, second grade, Elcan-King; Brooke Stewart, third grade, John Johnson; Tristan Hartzog, fourth grade, West Bainbridge.

For the middle school division the winners were Erin Palmer, fifth and sixth drawing, Hutto; Maggie Comerfield, fifth and sixth mixed media, Hutto; Sawyer Hall, fifth and sixth painting, Hutto; Timothy Cornelius, seventh and eighth drawing, Bainbridge Middle; Daniel Ray, seventh and eighth mixed media, Grace Christian Academy; Anna Bowles, seventh and eighth Painting, Bainbridge Middle.

For the high school division, Traci Mackey, ceramics, BHS; Ja’Quavis Jones, drawing, BHS; Sequoria Jones, mixed media, BHS; Caroline New, painting, BHS; Brittany Dewick, sculpture, BHS; Hunter Hitchcock, photography, BHS.

The students’ artwork will be on display at the Firehouse Gallery until May 9. The Gallery times are Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.