For the first time ever, Carnegie Hall’s Creative Youth art exhibit has gone online and is available for everyone to enjoy. 2021 is the 28th year Carnegie Hall has celebrated Youth Art Month in March with the Creative Youth exhibit.
Beverly Kucera, an eighth grade student at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, won Best in Show for her mixed media piece entitled Shoes. This is the first time in more than a decade that a middle school student has won Best of Show.
Ella Berry, a fifth grade student at Rainelle Elementary, won the Carnegie’s Choice Award for her mixed media piece entitled I’m Not a Hamster.
Art teachers at 16 public and private schools in Greenbrier County submitted a total of 97 entries to the juried show. A team of jurors selected award winners from the artwork submitted.
Artwork was organized by grade (4-5, 6-8, and 9-12) into six categories: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and a new category for digital artwork. You can view the exhibit on Carnegie Hall’s website at https://www.carnegiehallwv.org/copy-of-creative-youth.