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Gallery features high school artists

May 22, 2017

KOKOMO, Ind. — Enjoy artwork created by 50 talented juniors and seniors, at the Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery’s 22nd Annual High School Exhibition.

The exhibit, which opened with an awards ceremony on Wednesday (May 17), includes work by students from Eastern, Kokomo, Oak Hill, Peru, and Tri-Central high schools, as well as the Kokomo Area Career Center. It continues through Saturday, June 10, in the Gallery, located in Upper Alumni Hall.

“The High School Exhibition is a chance for high schools in north central Indiana to showcase their students’ artwork collectively, and learn about college options for art-related career fields,” said Tara Scott, gallery director.

Eastern High School student Hannah Lewellyn won Best of Show with her mixed media entry, “Innovate and Create.”

Other award winners included:

Best of 2D: Ashar Bennington, Kokomo Area Career Center/home school, “Movement”

Best of 3D: Jaelin Richardson, Peru High School, “Obsidian”

Best of Drawing: Sierra Selleck, Oak Hill High School, untitled

Best of Mixed Media: Conner Bartel, Peru High School, “Marbled Moose”

Best of Photography: Drew Thompson, Peru High School, “Reflections”

Best of Digital Media: Preston Tapscott, Tri-Central High School, “The Dedication”

Best of Painting: Verayna Spell, Eastern High School, “Peaceful Moments”

Honorable mention award winners were Lindley Prescott, Peru High School; Christian Robinson, Kokomo Area Career Center/Kokomo High School, Sierra Selleck, Oak Hill High School, and Kelsey Schmidt, Tri-Central High School.

Participating artists include:
Eastern High School: Kaitlin Bachman, Molly Belt, Zach Cowshert, Kelsey Davidson,
Takao Douthard, Renna Ewing, Hunter Fowler, Lauren Hickey, Kendalyn Johnson, Hannah Lewellyn, Cassie Mummert, Arhea Pugh, Desiree Scott, Veranya Spell, Cassie Williams
Kokomo Area Career Center (includes students from area schools): Ashar Bennington, home school; Katelyn Bilby, Tri-Central High School; Lindsey Osborn, Christian Robinson, and Runyi Zhang, Kokomo High School
Kokomo High School: Cheyenne Brooks, Elizabeth De La Cruz, Cameron Fuller, Robert Holz II, Raphael Lopez, Madison Moore, Shailyn Nash, Haley Selley, James Webster
Oak Hill High School: Megan Althouse, Shelby Hipp, Sierra Selleck, Leslie Tibetts, Jesse Working
Peru High School: Conner Bartel, Belle Eisman, Caitlyn Hopper, Christian Howell, Lindsey Prescott, Jaelin Richardson, Drew Thompson, Anna Weeks
Tri-Central High School: Katelyn Bilby, Ian Blackwood, Bryan Bookout, Jesse Ensley, Autumn Ryan, Kelsey Schmidt, Preston Tapscott, Isabella White

The IU Kokomo Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Friday. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, go to iuk.edu/gallery.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 05/22/2017