A Fine Arts Openhouse was held at Mountain Green Elementary School on April 12th, was sponsored by MGES Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Amy Everhart was the coordinator of this event.
At the openhouse, there in conjunction with the art exhibits from local artists, was the display of those who participated in the “I Love America Because.....”Contest.This theme was selected to coincide with stirring an interest ,(this year) in the 225th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States of America, as encouraged by Lydia Nuttall, to incorporate a learning activity about the constitution, explained Mrs Everhart.
There were a 119 entries from Mountain Green Elementary Students from the art contest, which was held earlier in this month.
The fine art categories included: 3-D Art ; Painting/Collage; Drawing; Photography; Literature/Poetry, and Musical Composition.
There was a winner selected from each category as well as, one representing each of the grades. Each participant was judged by Mastery of the Medium, Creativity, and how well their entry fit with the Theme. The students could enter as many categories as they would like, explained Mrs. Everhart, but they could only get Grand Prize once. Each entry was recognized for efforts made.
The ribbons, certificates, and grand prizes were presented that evening. The prizes were awarded grand prize;1st,2nd,and 3rd places and honorable mention. The prizes given were art supplies, encouraging their art skills.
(Writer’s note because of limited space only grand prize winners are listed but all should be congratulated for their ambitious strides.)
Grand Prize Winners in grade and category included:
Kindergarten~ 3-D Art: Gabriella Jones. Painting: Jackson Palmer. Drawing: Ivee Sheridan. Literature: Elijah Clark.
First Grade ~ 3-D Art: Ryann Penrod. Painting: Brielle Buss and Vivian Widmier tied for Grand Prize. Drawing: Sharon Gunn, Grand Prize. Photography: Halley Torman and Bailey Beckstrom tied for Grand Prize. Literature: Ben Hadley, Grand Prize.
Second Grade~ 3-D Art: Liam Croft and Madison Forsberg, tied for Grand Prize. Painting: Drew Everhardt and Cade Galbraith tied for Grand Prize. Drawing: Kacen Helsten and Wyatt Grow tied for Grand Prize. Literature/Poetry: Zaxton Zuech, Grand Prize. Photography: Jetta Mechan. Grand Prize. Musical Composition: Isaac Clark, Grand Prize.
Third Grade~ 3-D Art: Wyatt Haag, Grand Prize. Painting: Paul Clayton, Grand Prize. Drawing: Paige Winegar, Grand Prize. Literature: Landon Wimer, Grand Prize. Photography: Cole Terry, Grand Prize. Fourth~ 3-D Art: Rebakah Jones, Grand Prize. Painting: Brady Avery, Grand Prize. Drawing: Lauren Windley,Grand Prize. Literature: Seth Hadley, Grand Prize. Photography: Jay Carrigan, Grand Prize.
Fifth Grade~ 3-D Art: Jack Plyer,Grand Prize. Painting: Ridge Martin, Grand Prize. Drawing: Hannah Dunn,Grand Prize. Photography: Kaleb Bowden, Grand Prize. Literature: Jacob Hite, Grand Prize. Musical Composition: Emma Dredge, Grand Prize.
The artists from Morgan County that displayed their work included:
David Jackson- oil paintings
Kim Corpany- oil painting
JoAnn Corpany-acrylic painting
Zach Winegar- graphic art( he had designed a soda-pop wrapper, game board and piggy banks)
Amy Jones- oil painting
Amy Everhart- watercolors and oil paintings
Joan Triplett- watercolor landscapes
Randy Peay- oil painting
Lauri Eskelson- oil landscapes
Morgan High School students Jessica Heywood and Hailey Hopkins displayed some of their oil paintings. They also helped volunteer during the openhouse.
Classical music filled the air, for a portion of the evening, from the efforts of violinists, Shawn Nelson, 13 and Sydney Nelson, 10. The brother and sister duo, are from the Mountain Green area. Mrs. Everhart said that the sound of the violins seem to change the atmosphere.
She described the evening’s event a success, as it was held the same evening, as the buy one get one free Book Fair and light refreshments were also served. Some have already expressed an interest to help next year. Mrs. Everhart hopes the next one will be even better.