Students Recognized as Governor's Art Award Regional Winners

Six artists were recently recognized in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition at the regional level. Claire Armstrong '17, Rachel Boll '19, Natalie Davis '18 (who had two winning pieces,) Bryce Howell '17,  and Jumarion Wills '17 received awards, said teacher Kaye Carlile.

According to the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition website, the program, "is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio."

Davis won a People's Choice award for a photograph of a chair.

"The name of my art piece is Broken Dreams," Davis said. "The chair was outside the K12 gallery and I thought that it was beautiful and I wanted to take a picture. It was not intentionally made into art but I decided to submit it to this contest.  I'm glad I decided to enter this in the Governor's Art contest."

Wills also submitted a photograph for the contest.

"The story behind my piece is pretty simple," Wills explained. "I was out eating with friends late one night at Steak 'n Shake. When we were checking out I thought the view I had of my friends checking out was somewhat scenic and decided to take pictures. I had no intention of doing anything with the pictures and just submitted one of them for a last minute grade. I didn't think it would get any recognition, let alone win anything. "

You can learn more about the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition here.

Posted May 22, 2017