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Art show at Carnegie Hall displays student works

LEWISBURG, W. Va (WVVA)-- The "Creative Youth Art Show" at Carnegie Hall showcases the best student works nominated in Greenbrier County.

Students in grades 4-12 from most elementary schools and both high schools, as well as private schools in the county, have work displayed on the walls of the Old Stone Room at Carnegie Hall. The show features their drawings, prints, mixed media, watercolor, and pastel pieces.

Teachers nominated the work, and jurors of the exhibit awarded the pieces that caught their eyes.

"It's kind of incredible the talent that we have here," said Leah Trent, Carnegie Hall's Education Director.

Other work from Raleigh County students was also on display at the exhibit.

The following is a press release from Carnegie Hall that includes a list of winning entries:


Carnegie Hall is hosting the 20th annual Creative Youth Art Show in the Old Stone Room Gallery.

The exhibit, which features art work by students in grades 4-12, will be on display until April 26, 2013. The following elementary schools are represented in the art show: Alderson, Crichton, Frankford, Lewisburg, Rainelle, Ronceverte, Rupert, Smoot and White Sulphur Springs. Eastern and Western Greenbrier Middle Schools, Greenbrier Episcopal School, Greenbrier East and West High Schools and the Greenbrier Academy for Girls and Classical Conversations also submitted art work for the exhibit.
The opening night reception was held on Friday, March 15th. Over 150 young artists from the community participated in the Juried Youth Exhibition. During the awards ceremony, winners of the various art categories were announced.
The awards for the Elementary School Division were as follows:
·         Drawing: 1st place – John Modrzakowski, 2nd place – Josh Hardman, 3rd place - Brandon Honaker Honorable Mention Sommer Feury
·         Mixed Media: 1st place – Carli Martin, 2nd place – Chase Browning, 3rd place - Alexis Sloan
·         Painting: 1st place – Alex Huminsky, 2nd place - Grace Johnson, 3rd place – Hayden Workman
·         Photography: 1st place – Cora Taylor, 2nd place - Emma Buckwald, 3rd place – Raelynn Osborne
·         Pastel: 1st place – William Dalton, 2nd place – Ethan Gray, 3rd place – Caitlynne Price
The awards for the Middle School Division were as follows:
·         Drawing: 1st place Keegan Nanney, 2nd place -  Josh Nutter, 3rd place – Amber Phillips; Honorable Mention Jacob Estep
·         Mixed Media: 1st place – Maya Coleman, 2nd place - Hannah Wade, 3rd place – Carley McClung
·         Painting: 1st place Jacob Fugate, 2nd place – John Eric Casto, 3rd place – Seth Grimmett
·         Watercolor: 1st place – Robert Hinkle, 2nd place - Tyrell Fernandez, 3rd place –Kyra Kampert
The awards for the High School Division were as follows:
·         Drawing: 1st place and BEST IN SHOW – Demetrius Cousins, 2nd place – Courtney FLoyd, 3rd place – Tyler Hylton
·         Mixed Media: 1st place – Amy Osborne, 2nd place – Helen Bass, 3rd place – Aaron Pence
·         Painting: 1st place – Kristen Rehak, 2nd place Destiny Pirkle, 3rd place – Laura Baker;  Honorable Mention Tori Pierce
·         Photography: 1st place – Angie Shiota, 2nd place –Sophia Gebbia-Richards
·         Pastel: 1st place – Jamie Jackson
The "Splashes of Young Color" awards for Raleigh County were as follows:
People's Choice –Chris Vonsco,  1st place –Amy Pe, 2nd place –Ericka Workman, 3rd place –Hunter Warden
The Creative Youth Art Show is held every March and April. Entries are welcome from all students who are in grades 4-12, in public, private and home schools.

For more information about the art show, please contact Leah Trent, Education Director at Carnegie Hall.
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