Exhibit spotlights region’s best young artists

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Five GCHS art students had works juried into the 2014 regional Scholastic Art Award exhibition at SKyPAC in Bowling Green. Theirs were among the 107 pieces of art featured in the show, out of 800 entries in the South Central Region.

Silver Keys were awarded to Zach Downs in Drawing and Mekiah Cochran in Photography. Honorable Mentions went to Brandie Davis, Photography, Alex Burden, Sculpture and Payton Gates, Drawing.

For 91 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been recognizing the exceptional artistic and literary talent of teens. It is the longest-running, most prestigious arts recognition program for creative teens in the US and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. Last year alone 75,000 teens participated in regional competitions.

Awards alumni include artist Andy Warhol, writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates, photographer Richard Avedon, actors Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, and John Lithgow, filmmaker Ken Burns and many others.

GCHS students have also fared well in other competitions throughout the year. Brandie Davis’ photograph won First Place in Photography at the Kentucky Art Education Association’s All State competition. Alex Burden had a sculpture selected for display in the All State show, and Hannah Phillips had two pieces selected for display.

Burden and Phillips also had pieces selected for the Brescia Juried Student Art Show. Phillips won Juror’s Choice for a painting and Burden had a Mixed Media drawing selected for display.

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