By: Tabitha Hudnall
Students attended the first annual art show taking place at the Jackson County Courthouse. The show was set up October 14 at 8:30 am and artwork was judged on the fourteenth as well. The reception was on the 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm and the awards were given to the winners. The show was in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants from all Jackson County schools were present at the show.
The show accepted artwork from grades K-12. Each school had a limit of twenty pieces in the show. Each school has artwork chosen by the school’s art teachers. The criteria from which our own Debbi Sisson chose the work include “detail, fullness, size, and neatness of the work.” Where most art shows are separated into categories such as pencil, paint, multimedia, and more, this show combined all works of art into levels of elementary, middle, and high school.
Each school level gave awards for best of show, first, second, third, fourth, and honorable mentions. Separate recognition was given to art that represents Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
At the high school level, Zeke Freshour of Ripley won best of show, Rachel Stanley of Ripley won best of show in Domestic Violence Awareness category, Tabitha Hudnall of Ripley won first place, Billy Maynor of Ripley won second place, and Ashley Sauls of Ravenswood won third place.