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Centre students to showcase talent

Staff writer

More than 250 pieces of art created by Centre Elementary School students will be on display at a May 10 art show.

The Artful Eye will feature the works of third through fifth grade students and include everything from jewelry to masks and watercolor and acrylic paintings.

Viewing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the small gymnasium at Centre.

A program will start at 7 p.m. Students will hold up their best painting for the audience, seated in a circle, to see.

Students in third and fourth grades will show their butterfly masks and fifth-graders will show their 16x20” acrylic paintings.

Artist Jennifer Hathaway, Ramona, will decide which students earn gold, silver, and bronze ribbons. Hathaway’s own artwork has been sold to collectors in 24 states, six European countries, South Africa, China, Japan, and Australia.

The artist of the year, a fifth-grade student, will be given a trophy.

“In the beginning, we started this annual show at the close of the school year to give the children a gallery experience where their art was displayed, music was playing, and a reception was held at the end of the show,” said Jessica Gilbert, who assists her sister, art teacher Pat Wick, with the show.

Annual art shows started out in the old bank building in Ramona, then later were moved to the school.

Fourth- and fifth-graders made watercolor paintings of barns photographed by Wick. A 2019-2020 Kansas Barns calendar features 12 of the paintings. Three calendars will be sold in a silent auction with proceeds going to buy art supplies for next school year.

A cookie and punch reception will conclude the show.

Last modified May 9, 2019