Student Art Show demonstrates growing pool of young artists

Published 4:31 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Art students from all levels of the Decatur County Schools currently have an exhibit at the Firehouse Arts Center. It opened on Sunday, May 1 with a reception and will be open to the public this week on Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, May 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., art works will be available for pickup by the students and by any who may have purchased them.

High School Winners were: Paint: (1) Angel Groves, (2) Elizabeth Kirkland, (3) Taylor Love, Hon. Mention, Ariel Carter; Drawing: (1) Daniel Victor, (2) Elizabeth Kirkland, (3) Annabelle Smith, Hon. Men. Nicholas Allen; Mixed Media: (1) Ariel Carter, (2) Elizabeth Kirkland, (3) Yasmin Guzman, Hon. Mention, Walt Burrell; Printmaking: (1) Ariel Carter, (2) Daniel Victor, (3) Elizabeth Kirkland, Hon. Men. Janisha Perkins; Ceramics: (1) Taylor Love, (2) Mary Alice Long, (3) Aubree Hicks, Hon. Men. Iris Malone. Overall Best in Show went to Angel Groves.

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Middle School Winners in Drawing: (1) Bethany Rentz, (2) Zachary Turner, (3) Aiden Sasser-Mapped, Hon. Mention, Shelbi Reynolds; Painting, (1) Avery Andrews(2) Jaylyn Jackson, (3) Corbin Austin, Hon. Men. Anahay Ramos; Mixed Media: (1) Heaven Sizemore, (2) Kaylynn Culverson, (3) Wilmar Vasquez, H.M. Lawson Singleton; Overall Best in Show went to 8th grader Bethany Rentz for her portrait of actor, Jensen Ackles.

Elementary awards were presented in the following categories: Kindergarten, 1st place, Olivia Harrell, 2nd, Henry Lee, third, Molly James Humphrey and Honorable Mention went to Posey Cleveland. First grade: (1) Cotton Dodson, (2) Banks Tuten, (3) Karsten Boatwright and Hon. Mention to Tyreke Washington. Second Grade: (1) Caleb McDuffie, (2) Elizabeth Adams, (3) Savannah Haire, Hon. Mention Riggs Rentz.

Third Grade: (1) Owen Earnest, (2) Anilya Scott, (3) Kenton Jordan, Hon. Men. Megan Onelas. Fourth Grade: (1) Shelby Vickers, (2) Anna Bella Adams, (3) Noahlee Mobley, Hon. Mention, Linda Ambrocio. Overall Best in Show for the Elementary Division went to Shelby Vickers a student at Grace Christian Academy.