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Creative teens recognized in new art show

Creative teens recognized in new art show
Posted on 04/04/2019
photos of high school student artwork: beta, sloth, owlThe Lenexa Arts Council celebrated the artistic talent of youth in our community by exhibiting the first High School Student Art Show in the City Hall art gallery during March 2019. 

High school students were invited to apply for the juried art show featuring 2D and 3D art. This show was open to students who live in any school district that serves Lenexa, including homeschool students. An art teacher had to sponsor each entry.

Eleven artists submitted a total of 16 pieces. Awards were announced at a public reception on March 28, 2019. Arts Council members were proud of the quality of art submitted in the inaugural show and are excited to see how the show evolves and grows over time. 

Winners and honorable mentions received cash prizes.

Best of Show

Samantha Brethour, home school, “Beta Fish” (pastel)

First Place 2D

Jayden Brethour, home school, “Great Horned Owl” (ink  and watercolor)

First Place 3D

Tory Neighbour, Shawnee Mission Northwest, “Pigmy Sloth Sculpture” (clay)

First Place Photography

William Delzeit, Shawnee Mission Northwest, “Music: A Family Tradition” 

Second Place 2D

Thomas Delzeit, Shawnee Mission Northwest, “Reflection of Chihuly” (painting)

Honorable Mention

Alison Snawerdt, Shawnee Mission Northwest, “JoJo” (acrylic on canvas)
Evelyn Goering, Shawnee Mission North, “Self Portrait” (oil pastel)
Mackenzie Klaus, Olathe Northwest, “Myself” (black sharpie and watercolor)
Willow Good, Shawnee Mission North, “Mountain Sunset” (oil)
Katelyn Hall, St. James Academy, “Algebra II” (oil, mixed media)

The Lenexa Arts Council is committed to providing quality art programs for all ages in the community. 

A call for artists for the next High School Student Art Show will go out later this year.

Published April 4, 2019