This past weekend three Star City High School students were honored at the Old State House for their winning artwork in the Arkansas Art Educators Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest. Their artwork was included in a special display at the Old State House.
Dakota Hogue (11th grade) was recognized as the 1st Place winner and Courtney Malone (10th grade) 2nd Place winner in the state in the 9th – 12th grade division.
Star City senior Emily Patrick was recognized as the grand prize winner in the state for the contest. Her design was made into a flag that was on display at the Old State House and had previously been displayed at the National Art Educators conference in Chicago during March.
Emily won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City for herself, a parent, and the art teacher where she will be recognized along with state winners from across the nation. The all-expenses paid trip is sponsored by Sargent Art and includes visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, Times Square, a Broadway show, the Statue of Liberty, the Financial District, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, and more.
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Peyton Hall (kindergarten), Dillon McBryde (5th grade), Aidan Jackson (6th grade), Sadie Whaley (8th grade), and Dakota Hogue (11th grade) will all have their artwork included in the Arkansas Art Educators state show from June 10 - August 27 at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock. An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 2 pm - 4 pm.
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The Witt Stephens, Jr. Nature Center located in the river market in Little Rock currently has a display of Junior Duck Stamp winning artwork from across the state including many created by Jimmy Brown Elementary School students. I believe these are top place entries from last year.