Student art exhibit opens today at gallery

A student art exhibit for children in kindergarten through fifth grade opens today at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St.
The opening reception is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with awards being presented at 7 p.m.
The annual event is open to students in Findlay and Hancock County schools. Art teachers selected a limited number of student art works for submission to the show. The show is judged and awards will be presented during the reception. Awards are made possible by the McClelland Family Student Art Fund and the Bill Graham Memorial Trust.
First place will be awarded to Kanon Maesaka, a fifth-grader at Wilson Vance Intermediate School, for “Self Portrait.” The second place award winner is Cohen Smith, second-grader at Cory-Rawson Elementary School for “The Fair.” Third place will be awarded to Ryan Harmon, second-grader at Van Buren Elementary School, for “Curley Museum.”
Honorable mention awards will be given to: Wakana Isogai, fourth-grader at Wilson Vance for “Woven Pouch”; Tygan Bloomfield, fourth-grader at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School, for “Colorful Spirals”; Christy Strzempka, fifth-grader at Lincoln Elementary School, for “Winter Silhouette”; Blake Boehm, second-grader at Cory-Rawson for “Africa”; Maddie Dudgeon, first-grader at Lincoln for “Fall Tree”; Adam Warren, first-grader at Van Buren, for “Winter”; Natalie Gutman, kindergartner at St. Michael School, for “Robot”; Morgan Carteaux, third-grader at Cory-Rawson, for “Hornets”; Chase Wellman, fifth-grader at Vanlue Local School, for “Big Orange Building”; and Elayna Church, fifth-grader at Wilson Vance, for “Self Portrait.”
The exhibit was judged by Jean Cossey, a retired teacher who graduated from Bluffton University with a degree in art and during her career taught elementary and high school art as well as Spanish. Cossey, who works in many media and produces paper mache bowls and creatures which can be seen at Gray Mare and Co. in Carey, 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. The show is free and open to the public.



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