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Benton Grade School celebrates the arts

  • Many young artists and parents flocked to the Benton Middle School Gymnasium and Commons April 24 to see hundreds of K-8 works on display.

    Many young artists and parents flocked to the Benton Middle School Gymnasium and Commons April 24 to see hundreds of K-8 works on display.
    Courtesy of Jennifer Fitzpatrick

  • Guest K-4 art judge Sharon Corn shares information about summer arts opportunities for young residents at Wild Trillium on the Square.

    Guest K-4 art judge Sharon Corn shares information about summer arts opportunities for young residents at Wild Trillium on the Square.
    Courtesy of Jennifer Fitzpatrick

  • Artist Gentry King's 'Chicken Swimmer' shows in both drawing and sculpture form what animals he would feature 'If [he] Ran the Zoo' (Dr. Suess project).

    Artist Gentry King's 'Chicken Swimmer' shows in both drawing and sculpture form what animals he would feature 'If [he] Ran the Zoo' (Dr. Suess project).
    Courtesy of Jennifer Fitzpatrick

  • Mason Wilce stands with his Kindergarten Certificate of Excellence on April 28 at the Benton Middle School Gymnasium and Commons, where hundreds of K-8 works were on display.

    Mason Wilce stands with his Kindergarten Certificate of Excellence on April 28 at the Benton Middle School Gymnasium and Commons, where hundreds of K-8 works were on display.
    Courtesy of Jennifer Fitzpatrick

 
Submitted by Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Posted on 5/9/2018, 1:00 AM

This year's Benton Grade School K-8 Art Show celebrated a year of "art-making" by the BGS students.

On April 24, the Benton Middle School Gym and Commons drew several hundred visitors for the hour-long event at which student work was displayed.

A variety of three- and two-dimensional work reflected the scope of the projects completed throughout the year.

Guest judges awarded ribbons and "Best of the Board" awards for artists in grades 5 to 8.

Certificates of Excellence were awarded to K-4 artists Jada Ankrom, Skyler Lewis, Peter Jackson, Emma Schlag, Jazmeen Ankrom, Mason Wilce, Jaycee Webb, Ashton McClintock, Aydin Davis, Tate Collins and Annalise Williams.

Area residents Elizabeth Gulley, Alicia Dixon and "Mr. A" (Gene Alexander) were honored for their meaningful support to the K-4 art program during the past school year.

The Wild Trillium hosed a table featuring summer arts opportunities for area students.