Young artists’ works are on display at St. Joseph School, located at 502 Front Street, for the next three weeks, officials said.
The school is hosting the exhibit, which includes 18 pieces from the "Young Arkansas Artists 51st Annual Exhibition." The traveling exhibit is organized by the Arkansas Arts Center with the cooperation of the Arkansas Department of Education, according to a news release.
Artists in grades kindergarten through 12th competed to be part of the exhibit. Entries must be original works created under a teacher’s supervision during the school year. Members of the Arkansas Art Educators Association select works based on originality and artistic merit. This year, 177 Arkansas schools submitted a total of 667 works of art, from which 116 paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces were selected for the exhibit. Students who earned a spot in the exhibit include those from Conway and Vilonia public schools.
The following 18 artworks will be featured at St. Joseph School until Jan. 25:
"Cross Contour Hands," Veronica Ocampo, fifth grade, Blazing Art School; "Curious Cub," Sophia Becker, seventh grade, Cabot Junior High North; "Lily & Pear," Jennifer Wallace, seventh grade, Cabot Junior High South; "At the Cross," Lauren Calhoun, eighth grade, Cabot Junior High South; "Caladiums," Emily Richards, ninth grade, Cabot Junior High South; "Wood Song," Hunter Godsey, 10th grade, Cabot High School; "Reflections," Nikayla Hughes, 11th grade, Dewitt High School; "Feeding My Rainbow Fish," Roxie Mahan, kindergarten, Florence Mattison Elementary School; "Hoot, Hoot," Morgan Robertson, first grade, Florence Mattison Elementary School; "Mr. Louis Armstrong," Surgey Sifuentes, second grade, Jim Stone Elementary School; "Pianotime!," Jenna Claire Zane, second grade, Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School; "Three Musicians," Orma Rose Ashodian, third grade, Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School; "Dream," Chaz Powell Stafford, fourth grade, Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School; "Watch Me Run and Jump!," Padraigh Easley, kindergarten, Theodore Jones Elementary School; "The Rooster Walks in the Grass," Anastasia Sexson, first grade, Theodore Jones Elementary School; "Year of the Dragon," Elizabeth Sloas, sixth grade, Valley View Intermediate School; "Boy Under Light," Elizabeth Poindexter, ninth grade, Vilonia Junior High School; "Me and My Room," Sarah Little, 10th grade, Vilonia High School.
The exhibit is free and open to the public 8-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.