22 March 2013

Day 86 / 102 - Creative Youth

Carnegie Hall (in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia) has proudly hosted an annual juried student art show for the past 20 years.  The show, called Creative Youth, is for Greenbrier County students in grades 4 - 12.  Since our Classical Conversations campus is located in Greenbrier County, my children were able to participate. 

At the last minute my son opted to enter this piece.  He crafted this piece during the art component of our CC day.  That week we studied the artist Albrecht Dürer.  Dürer (1471 - 1528) was a German painter, engraver, print maker, mathematician, and theorist.  Our related assignment was to make prints out of floral foam and 'stamp' them onto paper.  My son's class had extra fun by trading their prints and adding to their designs.

Well, imagine our surprise when we discovered last week that his entry won first place for the Elementary Painting division.  Congratulations!  His work is on display in the Old Stone Room of Carnegie Hall through the end of April.

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