Parish student art showcased
Brooklyn Vice, a third-grader at Bayou Vista Elementary, and Kady Bertrand, a third-grader at Immanuel Christian, view sculpture entries during the 17th annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show Tuesday at the Artists Guild Unlimited gallery in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)
The 17th annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show is being held through March 28 at the Artists Guild Unlimited gallery in Morgan City.
Each participant is a student in St. Mary Parish public or private schools, according to Regan Beaubouef, director of the art show.
“The parish art show is a great way to showcase the creativity of our very talented students. Artwork is always personal and it’s encouraging when someone values their ideas and work,” Beaubouef said.
Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade entered flat, two-dimensional works on canvas or paper; or three-dimensional sculptures. The free contest stresses individuality and creativity, she said.
About 400 pieces of art were entered. Each student was allowed up to two entries.
“Our art programs benefit our students in many ways. We live in an increasingly diverse society, and when kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives,” Beaubouef said.
“Studies show that there is a correlation between art and other achievement. Young people who participate regularly in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement,” she added.
Best of Show and first place winners in each division are:
—Pre-k through first grade: Alanza Brown, Glencoe Charter School; and Ava Allen, Immanuel Christian.
—Second through third grade: Sarai Richardson, M.D. Shannon; and Caroline Broussard, M.D. Shannon.
—Fourth and fifth grade: Matthew Broussard, Berwick Elementary; and Abby Williams, Berwick Elementary.
—Sixth through eighth grade: Claudia Carlson, Franklin Junior High.
—Ninth through 12th grade: Diana Tran, Morgan City High; and Blake Chaisson, Patterson High.
—Elementary sculpture: Jace Pellerin, Glencoe; and Daelin Lacoste, Glencoe.
—Junior high sculpture: Adam Giroir, Patterson Junior High; and Madison Leblanc, Morgan City Junior High.
—High school sculpture: Alexis Mitchel, Morgan City High; and Julianna Nguyen, Morgan City High.