The Cultivating Creativity 2016-2017: Consolidated Communications Children’s Art Exhibition is at Paris Public Library until June 1.
The exhibit displays the most outstanding art produced by school art programs in East-Central Illinois during the 2015-2016 school year. Underwritten by Consolidated Communications, the exhibit is drawn from the annual Children’s Art Exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center. Each year, one student from every contributing school is selected to participate in the exhibit that circulates throughout the region during the next school year. This year the exhibit travels to 13 area communities. 44 student works are displayed, representing 44 schools, including Carolyn Wenz, Chrisman High School, Chrisman Elementary School, Crestwood, Memorial, and St. Mary’s.
Shelby Clark, then a 6th grader at Crestwood, created “Swirls” under the instruction of Mary St. Clair. St. Mary’s 1st grader Madelyn Frank painted an acrylic piece called “Sweeter Than Honey” under art teacher Christi McClain. Memorial 2nd grader Hailie Myles created “The Cat” under the teaching of Jessica Mayhugh. Natalie Walker, a Carolyn Wenz 4th grader also instructed by Mayhugh, created “Achoo”. Sonja Rollins, then a senior at Chrisman High School, created “2 Realities” and Taryn Winkler, a 2nd grader at Chrisman Elementary, created “The Bridge,” both under the direction of Katy Agney.