Arts Council designating a permanent display room

Published 5:11 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

Many art exhibits have been held at the Firehouse Gallery over the years. They open with a public reception, stay for a couple of weeks, then they are gone.

Plans are being finalized by the Arts Council to create space in the Kirbo Room for more long-term displays of local artists. The room has been painted and new display shelving is being installed.

According to a council spokesperson, the plan is to put together exhibits from such artists as Darghan Long, Vera Custer, Mary Cox, to name a few. In addition, the first place student from the all schools spring show will be highlighted for a month or six weeks, and after that a different school will be highlighted every six weeks.

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It is expected to become a reality mid-April. At that point, plans are to have it open each Saturday, with special arrangements made for group tours.

In the meantime, the all school art show will take place this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., when students from all grade levels will highlight their artistic creations from the classrooms. The public is encouraged to come see the budding artists being turned out by the Decatur County Schools.

Here is a list of the featured students for this show, by school and grade level.

Grace Christian School: Pre-K: Harrison Chastain, Eleah Kahlbau, Hendrix Kincher, Rylan Hartzog. Kindergarten: Madelyn Cohen, Valley Faircloth,

Quinn Moore, Skye Clements, L.O. Humphrey, Georgia Smith, Harrison, First grade: Perry Glenn, Jacey Murray, Kacey Sheffield, Maggie Miller, Sembler Harper, Anna Claire Moore, Margaret Chastain, Charlee Harper; Second grade: Olivia Harrell, Saylor Tuten, Macy Blevins, Maelee Sizemore, Lexie Weathersby, RJ Sams, Paxton Sapp, Lanie Gay; Third grade: Ava Martin, Banks Tuten, Elean Seabrooks, Keagan Belcher, Mary Margaret Beckham, Bennett Earnest, Jenni Brock; Fourth grade: Izzy Rentz, Aiden Widner, Sarah Hall, Gibbs Palmer; Fifth Grade: Sybil Lee, Cade Wells, Caroline Grubbs, Kenton Jordan, Owen Earnest, Christian Knight, Savannah McConnel, Mercer Murray, Emily Martin, Hines Roberts.

Elcan King Elementary. First Grade: Kevin Jimenez-Lucas, Conner Toliver, Elizabeth Hughes, Sawyer McCurdy, Tyshon Grimsley, Majaylah Green, Maq’Meka Brier, Jaykari Anderson, Trinity Rykard, Miranda Garza; Second grade: Caden Parris, Terrence Harris, Bella Esquivel, Emsleigh Glass, Alyssa Madge, Santino Gallo, Crosby Giddens, Katilyn Wilson, Sydnee Coker, Jacelyn Smith, Third grade: Ciara Grubs, Bryce Hatcher, T’yahnni Harris, Kenyon Sloan, Khamari Debron, Christina Rodriguez, Kacy Kearns, Joel Granados, Kameron Gibson, Zy’Uina Porter, 4th grade: Hayden Reynolds, Ashley Mosely, Daniel Reynolds, Kaiya Delbert, Nasheera Anderson, Saniah Solomon, Kennedy Jones, Janiyah Herring, Jeremiah Cox, Angie Dominguez, Jones Wheat Elem. Kindergarten, Tyrese Perry, Sanita Mitchell, Davarrio Conley, Cameron Floyd, Ava Huynh, Brooklyn Toliver, Brayden Inlow, Jackson Bowen, Ayden Taylor; 1st Grade: Lane, Emalee Wimberly, Aiden Hill, D’Nyla Tripp, Esscence Culve, Ericka Faison, Hudson Wileman, Gramalis, Jaden Jacobs, Alex, 2nd grade: Zachary Mills, Joshua Crosby, Adrian Veriszee, Mollie Robinson, Zonnique Madge, Makel McGregor, Dalton Bowen, Mayra Gomez, Madison Scott; 3rd grade: Maylasia Miller, Brandon Jones, Mercy Williams, Morgan Rich. Zacariah Hampton, Makayla Green, Zoriyanna Bell, Quincy Tyler, Nicholas Murphy; 4th grade: Jacee Brock, Lanorres Jenkins, Jakeelah Crosby, Anna Hunyh, Nigel Snell, Chance Stubbs, Callie Jones, Zion Smith, Collen James, Emma Dollar; Potter Street Elementary: 3rd Grade: Gage Hall, Bayleigh Holley, Ashley Burney, Markerria Colbert, Dixie Lambert, Marquail Jones, Gerardo Cruz, Mason Merriweather, Bentley Sizemore, Kennedy Dicks. John Johnson Elem: PreK: Riley Wade, Amsu Het Heru Eubanks, Greyson Griffin, Corbyn Harrell, Kyle Carter, Camille Sanders, Alex Gainous, Olivia Sapp, Brooklyn Allen, Kindergarten: Nicolas Ramos, Bryce Aldridge, Anh Vu, Kace Brinson, Skyler Sims, Kilyn Stewart, Londyn Lawrence, Jocelyn Morales, Daisy Chagoya-Echavarria, Kenan Williams; 1st grade: Graycie Laye, Ka’Jerrious Moore, Davon Williams, Jamya Taylor, Kaymon Williams, Raymon Williams, Charlie Hall, Parker Loftus; 2nd grade: Marissa Brantley, Kanari

Bivens, Anna Griffin, Hailey Anderson, Isabella Anderson, Daniel Velaso Bautista, Thomas Hines, Willie Earl Burke, Adaleigh Hudgins; 3rd grade: Jasmine Cruz, Lucy

Raley, Avery Jackson, Olyvia Barwick, Caylin Harrell, Kara Overman, Genesis Mims-Johnson, Caroline Shockley, Carmen Mills, Travis Bruton; 4th grade: Alicia Sarmiento, Kelli Brown, Trenton Lee, Kaylie Sims, Heidi Horton, Henry Vanstone, Taylor Sapp, Julie Bocanegra, Samantha Turnage, Lillian Vielman, Logan Taylor. West Bainbridge Elem.  Pre-K: Jaleigh Robinson, Abbie Matamoros, Cenicienta Martinez, Kaidynn Miller, Maeson Powell, Allison Cox, Kaleb Green; Kindergarten:  William Merion Sanchez, Madison Johnson, Ximena Rodrigues, Diana Reyna, Henry Bryant, Katelyn Hall, 1st Grade: Joel Aguayo, Timia Hodges, Trevor Laird, Jamere Porter, Lailah Dusley, Lailah Ousley, Adriana Harris, Emma Earp; 2nd grade: Sophia Gilstrap, Amelia Glisson, Myana Hodge, Ella Pickesn, Alexander Smith, Kalani Taylor, Jada Teal Jakaylah Williams, Alex Delon, Julianna Gibson-Siler; 3rd grade: Aiden McMillan, Matthew Strickland, Chloe Leger, Morgan Vickers, Eleazar Gomez, Seliah Esquivel, Kourtlyn Campbell, Jai’shyra Kinder, Kourtlynn Bryant, Janiah Porter, ; 4th grade: Brooklyn Miller, Ivey Godby, Carmen Avila, Kakshawn Hutchins, Tymerius Sapp, Jamya Hall, Nathan Gibson, Elizabeth Gomez, McKenzie Washington, Gavin Yates.