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Young Artist Exhbition Recap

The inaugural Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition on March 2 was a great success. The show included over 100 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork created by Delaware County students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. Nine area schools, multiple homeschool families, and students at Cornerstone submitted entries to the show.

Four community arts advocates anonymously judged each piece of artwork selecting the top three and one honorable mention in four grade categories. Judges included Barbara Schafer of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company and Muncie Children’s Museum, Patricia Kreigh a visual arts instructor at Cornerstone, Dave Franklin former president of Gallery 308 and Muncie Arts & Culture Council board member, and Michael Daehn Associate Professor of Theatre Education at Ball State University.

Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category were first place - Lillian Barber of West View Elementary School, second place – Moira McCrory of Burris Laboratory School, third place - Johanna McKee of West View Elementary, and honorable mention – Aaron Buehler of East Washington Academy.

The third through fifth grade category winners were first place – Alexandra Stone of West View Elementary School, second place – Christina Ray of West View Elementary School, third place – Meghan Buehler of East Washington Academy, and honorable mention – Lilly Cole of Yorktown Elementary School.

The prizewinners in the sixth through eighth grade category were first place - Megan Trappe of Burris Laboratory School, second place – Maddie McBride of Burris Laboratory School, third place – Jadon Waterhouse of Cowan Middle School, and honorable mention – Emma White or Northside Middle School.

In the ninth through twelfth grade category the top pieces were first place – Elizabeth Coleman of Burris High School, second place – Natalie Talbot of Delta High School, third place – Michael Marling of Delta High School, and honorable mention – Clarissa Terry of Delta High School.

Gordy Fine Art & Framing will frame the winning 2D artwork and all of the 2D and 3D pieces will be on display in the Cornerstone Art Gallery during the entire month of April. The show will have an opening reception on Thursday, April 6 in conjunction with April’s First Thursday. In addition, PrimeTrust will host a private reception for the winners and their families. At the completion of the Cornerstone show, the winning pieces will be on display at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three branches.