Carnegie Hall’s 28th Annual Creative Youth Art Exhibit awards ceremony took place on Mar. 3 as friends and family filled the Hamilton Auditorium to celebrate the accomplishments of Greenbrier Valley’s young artists. A reception with light refreshments provided by The Greenbrier followed the ceremony.
Creative Youth is a juried art show each spring that features the talent and imagination of Greenbrier County students in grade 4-12. Children from public, private, and home schools submit their work for this juried art exhibit.
This year’s participating schools and teachers: Alderson Elementary – Beth Massie; Crichton Elementary – David Poticher; Eastern Greenbrier Middle – Rachelle Henderson and Mary Stankunas; Frankford Elementary – Stephanie Holley; Greenbrier Academy for Girls – Anne Hunter; Greenbrier East High – Mark Cline and Stephanie Tilley; Greenbrier West High – Marla Bell; Lewisburg Elementary – Jody Wilber; Rainelle Elementary – David Poticher; Ronceverte Elementary – Jett Davis; Rupert Elementary – Lynn Davis; Smoot Elementary – Lynn Davis; Western Greenbrier Middle – Emily Sullivan; and White Sulphur Springs Elementary – Stephanie Holley.
During the awards ceremony, Carnegie Hall’s Artistic Director Allan Sizemore, President/CEO Cathy Rennard, Education Director Harmony Flora, Board of Director’s Chair Liz Wickline, Greenbrier County Board of Education Grants and Partnerships & Communications Coordinator Christy Clemons-Rodgers, Volunteer and past Board of Director’s Chair Elizabeth Spangler, and Education Assistant Marguerite Kemp-Sherman announced the winners of the various art categories and divisions. Local artists Molly Messimer, Barbara Walker, and Jorn Mork served as judges.
The Best in Show Award went to Jilliyen Queen, a Western Greenbrier Middle School 7th-grader, with her mixed media “Doggo.” The Carnegie Hall’s Choice Award was given to Rupert Elementary 5th grader Ava Angle for her mixed-media “Reverse Selfie.”
The Elementary School Division (Grade 4-5) ribbon winners: Drawing – Corbin Wingrove (winner), Maddie Gray (runner up), Rylan Boothe (third place), and Braylee Hartley (honorable mention); Mixed Media – Ava Angle (winner), Lucas Herndon (runner up), Tiana Daniels (third place), Sal Marks (honorable mention); Painting – Sophia Vestal (winner), Nathan Rhodes (runner up), and Audri Nobel (third place). Printmaking – Layla Williams (winner), Madalynn Adkins (runner up), and Ellie Boettner (third place).
The Middle School Division (Grade 6-8) ribbon winners: Drawing – Gavin Eads (winner), Roslyn Dewitt (runner up), and Kennedy Steward (third place); Mixed Media – Jilliyen Queen (winner), Melody Thornton (runner up), and Arwyn Waid (third place). Painting – Jeb Brown (winner), Gracie Campbell (runner up), and Gracie Campbell (third place). Photography – Carson Banton (winner), and Olivia Gioia (runner up).
The High School Division (Grade 9-12) ribbon winners: Drawing – Ryley Cales (winner), Josilyn Stalka (runner up), and Tula Leonard (third place); Mixed Media – Olivia Kehoe (winner), Raven Dove (runner up), and Tessa Barnette (third place); Painting – Bridget Wolf (winner), Alexis Maiello (runner up), and Loreli Eagle (third place); Printmaking – Linsey Boone (winner), and Chloe Heck (runner up).
For more information call Carnegie Hall Box Office at 304-645-7917, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org, or stop by at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg.