Student Art Exhibit opens today

The Student Art Exhibit, featuring the work of students in grades six through 12, will open from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.
The annual event is open to students in Findlay and Hancock County Schools. Art teachers selected student works for submission to the judged show.
At the middle school level, first place will be awarded to Sarah Smith, grade eight, Glenwood, for “Self Portrait;” second place to John Kitzler, grade six, Vanlue, for “Oriental Box; and third place to Madelyn Parsell, grade six, Van Buren, for “Silver and Gold Wall Pocket.”
Honorable mention awards will be given to Wysti Oyiroga, grade six, Liberty Benton, for an untitled tempera painting; Makenna Foust, grade seven, Arlington, for “Three Blue Dogs;” Logan Kempf, grade eight, Cory-Rawson, for “Tree of Life;” Al Kanable, grade eight, Liberty-Benton, for an untitled wood and acrylic sculpture; Camden Courtney, grade seven, Liberty-Benton, for “Greek Hydria;” Brandon Wehrle, grade eight, Van Buren, for “Aztec Influence;” Landon Forsyth, grade six, Van Buren, for “The Painted Flowers;” Addy Lafferty, grade eight, Arlington, for “Pa Pa’s Halo;” Brianne Greer, grade seven, St. Michael, for “Quilt Leaf;” and Riley Russell, grade six, St. Michael, for “Tribal Mask.”
In the high school division, first place will be awarded to Deanna Aguado, grade nine, Liberty-Benton, for “Iron Skillet and Pans;” second place to Tyler Hills, grade 12, Findlay, for “Pentagon Vessel” and third place to Drew Patterson, grade 12, Van Buren, for “Cinco de Mayo.”
Honorable mention awards will be given to Stephanie Folk, grade 10, Liberty-Benton, for “Crystal;” Alisa Warren, grade 12, Van Buren, for “Bloom;” Katrina Combs, grade 11, Findlay, for “Floral Slab Vase;” Madalyn Burns, grade 12, Arcadia, for “Johnny;” Chloe Parke, grade nine, Cory-Rawson, for “The Beatles — Yesterday;” Megan Plott, grade 11, Findlay, for “Giraffe;” Hannah Brooker, grade 10, Liberty-Benton, for “Color;” Ashley Frankart, grade 11, Liberty-Benton, for “Wave;” Javi Ramos, grade 12, Findlay, for “Fabricated Ring;” and Caroline Schutz, grade nine, Cory-Rawson, for “Puppet Master.”
The exhibit was judged by Jean Cossey. A retired teacher, Cossey graduated from Bluffton University with a major in art and during her career taught elementary and high school art as well as Spanish. She works in many media and now produces papier-mache bowls and creatures which can be seen at Gray Mare and Co. in Carey. She is a member of the Findlay Art League.
The Student Art Exhibit will be open through Sunday. Viewing hours are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

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