UNION — Some very young but very talented artists were recognized for their artistic achievement earlier this month by the Union County Arts Council.
On April 19, the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union hosted the UCAC Elementary Art Show which featured the work of elementary school students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. All of the county’s elementary schools, both public and private, were represented at the show.
UCAC Coordinator Amber Ivey said that a total of 70 works of art were submitted to the show from all the elementary schools. Ivey said that the students produced works of art in different mediums which they in turn submitted to their art teachers who the selected those submitted to the show. She said that the submissions that were part of the April 19 show are currently on display at the art gallery and will remain so through next week.
The 70 works submitted were divided into a kindergarten-2nd grade division and a 3rd-5th grade division. These entries were then judged and first, second, third, honorable mention winners were selected for each division. The winners and the mediums they worked in were:
• Honorable Mention: Alaina Campbell (Tempera & Black Glue)
• 3rd Place: Mariah Harris (Crayon)
• 2nd Place: Kenna Kornelli (Mixed Media)
• 1st Place: Callee Childers (Pastels)
3rd Grade-5th Grade
• Honorable Mention: Kylie Roberts (Pastels)
• 3rd Place: Emma Garner (Mixed Media)
• 2nd Place: Mason Henderson (Color Pencil & Paint)
• 1st Place: Hannah Heatherly (Mixed Media)
The Best in Show Award was won by Hannah Fowler (Oil Pastel).
Ivey said that the first, second, and third place and Best in Show winners in each division received a cash prize donated by Gestamp. The honorable mention winners each received art supplies donated by the UCAC.
The show drew a large turnout which filled the art gallery.
“We had over 200 people in attendance,” Ivey said. “It was a very good turnout.”
There will be more special activities at the UCAC in May including:
• The Mommy & Me Tea Party, an afternoon of tea, cookies, and creativity for mothers and daughters who, from 1-3 p.m. May 7 will work together to create their very own Tea Cup Flower Pot. The cost is $25 and participants are urged to take into consideration that painting is messy when choosing what they wear to the event. Those with the best hat, however, will win a prize.
• Painting with Coffee will be every Tuesday at 10 a.m. offering both beginning and lifelong artists an opportunity to enjoy some coffee and creativity with their fellow artists.
• Corky Canvas on May 13 at 6 p.m. is a night out with the girls. Participants are invited to bring their friends and their favorite drink and the UCAC will provide the rest. UCAC’s very talented art teacher Brandi Ketterman will walk participants through how to paint the perfect piece. You don’t have to be an artist to join in on the fun.
For more information about the Union County Arts Council call 864-429-2817.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or email@example.com.