MASON — Two Wahama High School art students were chosen among 13 winners at the Marshall University College of Arts and Media: Portfolio 2017, held recently at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Reese Roush received an Award of Excellence for her work “Are You Finished?”, while Madison VanMeter received an Award of Recognition for her “Leben der Rune (Stillness of Life).” Along with the awards, both girls received monetary prizes. Their art teacher is Susan Parrish.
Each year, a judge selects 13 winners at the show, whose artwork is then posted on the museum’s website. Both Roush’s and VanMeter’s art can be seen at www.hmoa.org. Parrish said each student may enter only one piece, with several hundred pieces on exhibit.
The show is designed to showcase the exemplary artwork of middle school and high school students in the Tri-State region of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The show also receives additional support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on Arts.
Also exhibiting in the show from Wahama were Peyton Ingles, Allison Jewell, Zoe Johnson, Olivia Johnson and Camryn Tyree.
Four additional students from the Bend Area school had art on display recently at Arts Alive at the Clay Center in Charleston. Arts Alive is a yearly celebration of visual art, music, dance and drama throughout the State of West Virginia.
Reese Roush, Grace Haddox, Lilly Karr, and Cassie McClanahan were selected for Arts Alive because of their displays at the Art Education Association Youth Art Month show, held in Parkersburg, Parrish said. Students could also try out by submitting any of the fine arts projects digitally.
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