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Students show off works of art

The 19th Annual Mineral Area Council on the Arts K-12 Art Show was held at Mineral Area College Field House over the weekend with more than 1,000 pieces of art on display.

Aaron Kennedy was with his daughter, Addison Kennedy, who is in 3rd grade at Roosevelt Elementary. Addison received a “First Place” blue ribbon for her puppy teacup, which placed in the Grades 3-4 Ceramics Division.

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Aaron said they were very proud of Addison and her artwork. He felt the art show is a really great thing for the community and for all the kids to be able to display their artwork and show the effort they put into it.

“I think it’s awesome I won and I really loves dogs,” said Addison. “I had a lot of inspiration I put into the cup I made. I have two dogs at home who inspire me a lot and I like to draw them and make ceramics of them.”

Addison said she is an artist and loves to do ceramics and draw pictures of her dogs. She was very excited to learn she had won first place in her division.

Lincoln intermediate 5th Grade Student Cianna Clowdus received second place in the Grades 5-6 Ceramics Division.

“I made a ceramic cat, who happens to be a replica of my pet Gilbert,” said Clowdus. “We did art class once a week and it probably took me four weeks to make it. I think it’s pretty cool I won. I didn’t know I would win.”

Michelle Clowdus, Cianna’s mom, thought the art show was a great opportunity for the kids to do their best at school, to display the local talent and make them proud of their work.

Lincoln Intermediate 5th Grade student Cianna Cloudus is excited her statue that resembles her cat Gilbert won second place in her category.

Lincoln Intermediate 5th Grade student Cianna Cloudus is excited her statue that resembles her cat Gilbert won second place in her category.

“I saw a picture of her piece of art that her art teacher sent me and seeing it in person I think it is great because her cat Gilbert has this little diamond on his head and she was able duplicate it,” said Michelle. “I don’t think she has ever placed before so this is exciting. We found out on Wednesday it was going to the art show.”

Michael Gault, an 8th grade student at Sunrise, and his father, Rob Gault, were checking out his piece of artwork that made it into the show.

“I didn’t think it was that great and I am surprised it made it in,” said Michael. “I had to use so many letters and each one had to have a different design. They were each supposed to be a different color, but I didn’t do that.”

Sunrise 8th grade student Michael Gault shows his dad a piece of artwork he created and was surprised it made it into the art show.

Sunrise 8th grade student Michael Gault shows his dad a piece of artwork he created and was surprised it made it into the art show.

Michael’s piece actually spelt out his name, Michael G., and was colored in black and white. Rob said it was pretty neat that his son is in an art show.

“I don’t think he understands, but I think it is neat to have him see something he did is in an art show,” said Rob. “There is a lot of good artwork here and it’s neat for him to see something he did. It has a three-dimensional look and it is very creative.”

During the event, MACOA Executive Director Danielle Basler said the art show has been fantastic and had a great crowd coming through this year.

“There have been a lot of families, students and community members who are excited to support the arts,” said Basler. “Last check we had more than 800 people through, so I am expecting 1,000 or more by the end of the day.”

Basler said they had 1,560 pieces on display this year, which is a little less than last year, but last year was higher than normal.

“This is what we typically see each year,” said Basler. “We are always thankful to MAC and our volunteers for helping us set this up. It’s a lot of work transforming the field house from a gym to an art gallery each year. The local art teachers are very instrumental as well, we put a lot on them to put the work together, bring them here and hang it up.”

Basler said they really appreciate the work they are doing in the schools. She added that this year they had two judges for all the work.

Fredericktown Middle School 8th grader Lucy Pham is given a special award for Best of Show 2-Dimensional in the Mineral Area K-12 Student Art Show.

Fredericktown Middle School 8th grader Lucy Pham is given a special award for Best of Show 2-Dimensional in the Mineral Area K-12 Student Art Show.

Artwork is divided into five age divisions and 11 media categories. Oils, water color, print-making, clay, pencil, charcoal, photography are just some of the media used. Everyone received a participant ribbon and there were seven special awards this year, Best of Show 3-D, Best of Show 2-D and five Awards of Excellence.

A large crowd mills around the Mineral Area Field House enjoying the wide variety of artwork on display.

A large crowd mills around the Mineral Area Field House enjoying the wide variety of artwork on display.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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