Ten art students from Morgan Middle School have been selected to send their artwork to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibition. Students enrolled in Art II classes at the middle school were invited to participate. Each student created an original work of art following this year’s theme “Vehicle.” Works were made from a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, chalk, and colored pencil. A panel of judges made up of administration and faculty then selected 10 pieces to represent the school at the exhibition.
This year’s winners are: Lindsey Bateman, Tyler Browning, Jamie Carter, Abby Collings, Caleb Dredge, Connor Hadden, Josh Hopkin, Madeline Pace, Ryan Rhodes, and Jaynie Wilkinson.
The school’s annual participation in this special event was arranged by former middle school art teacher, Steve Carrigan, nearly a decade ago. Newly hired art teacher, Josh Hobbs, feels that the school’s continued participation in the exhibition is important and a great opportunity for students.
The exhibition is sponsored by the AOBA International Lounge in Yokohama City, Japan, and seeks to promote international and cross-culture understanding through the art show. Morgan Middle School will receive 10 student artworks from around the world once the exhibition is over.