If You Weren’t There You Missed It . . .

. . . but you can read all about it in this week’s Parsons Advocate (May 4, 2011). The STArt 2011 Student Art Show and Reception at the Davis Community Center on Sunday, May 1, featured 130 art works by over 100 students from all the Tucker County Public Schools, grades K – 12. Here are some highlights of the Show.

A view of the STArt 2011 Student Art Show featuring 130 works by K – 12 Tucker County students in the Davis Community Center moments before the doors opened on May 1.

More than 150 people enjoyed the Show. Here, Nancy Lesher takes a long look at a group of works from the elementary-middle schools

Families enjoyed the show together.

A Tucker County student reads aloud to her father from a hand-sewn book created by a fourth grade student of Tucker Valley EMS.

Twenty-seven prizes were awarded: Best of Show, Business Award, Town of Davis Award, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 Honorable Mentions in each of four grade divisions (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). All the prize-winners are listed in theAdvocate article. Here are pictures of some.

TCHS principal Jay Hamric and and Cristal Jackson, with her didgeridoo, winner of the Best of Show award. During May Cristal’s didgeridoo will be on exhibit at Mountain Valley Bank in Parsons.

Amanda Pennington’s painting of the Farmland won the Town of Davis award, and will be on exhibit during May at the WVHighland Gallery in Davis. Here Mayor Joseph Drenning (left) and judge Robert Robinson (right) present the check and the ribbon to Amanda.

Matthew Patrick’s painting, which will be exhibited through May in the Grant County Bank (Canaan Valley), took first prize in the Grade 9-12 Division.

Jake Hamric’s “Jaggy” won first prize in the K-2 Division, and will be exhibited during May at Little Andi’s in Parsons.

Haleigh Arman’s “Huicho Colorful” took first prize in the Grade 6-8 Division, and will be exhibited at CJ’s Pizzeria in Parsons during May.

Dakota Canfield’s painting sold at auction to proud new owner Mike Stinson during the award ceremony. Dakota’s painting will be on exhibit at the Grant County Bank (Davis) during the month of May.

Art teachers Linda Moser, Amy Goughnour, and Thisbe Cooper stressed that all the student works exhibited had to go through a rigorous selection process in each school in order to be included in the Show. They are proud of all their young artists, and expressed appreciation for the large crowd that turned out to view the Show.

Amy Goughnour (Davis-Thomas and Tucker Valley EMS)

Linda Moser (Tucker County HS)

Thisbe Cooper (Tucker Valley EMS)

If you missed the Show, you have a second chance to see the student art works, which have been distributed around Tucker County to be on exhibit in the following businesses. Look for the green sign that says “We’re Participating” and you’ll find 2 to 6 pieces at each location.

Canaan Valley: Best of Canaan, Grant Co. Bank (CV), The Trail Mix

Davis: Bright Morning Inn, East-West Printing, Grant Co. Bank, (Davis), Hellbender Burritos, HypnoCoffee, Mutley’s Downtown, The Studio Gallery, WVHighlands Gallery, Wild Ginger & Spice

Parsons: Citizens Bank, CJ’s Pizzeria, Heritage House, Little Andi’s Restaurant, Mountain Valley Bank, Performance Motors,

Thomas: Flanco, H & H Hardware, Kidwell’s Auto, Miners and Merchants Bank, Mountain Hospice (Thomas Educ. Center), MountainMade, Mountain Mist Florist, Phillips Electronics, The White Room

Sky Meador’s “Dragon” sculpture fascinated many young viewers. It will be exhibited at the Thomas Education Center throughout May.


About bruceandgerri

Bruce is a paper artist and Gerri a nature photographer who work from their Deer Run Studio in Tucker County, West Virginia.
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1 Response to If You Weren’t There You Missed It . . .

  1. Katie G. says:

    Bruce and Gerri,

    I love these pictures! It looks like the STArt show was a great success. Can you tell us a little more about the growth of the program over these past two (?) years? How is STArt growing and what are your goals/plans for the future?

    I’d love to hear more!

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