Opening reception for inspired will be Wednesday, November 29, 5pm.
Local high school art students visited the Bradbury Art Museum in October to view the exhibition "A Shared Vision: Selections from the Rudolph-Blume Collection.”
Students from Jonesboro, Valley View, Nettleton, Brookland and Bay High Schools toured and discussed the exhibition. As in past years, they were asked to select a piece that inspired them and to create an artwork of their own based on that work. Further they wrote a statement about their artwork and together these two components were submitted to be considered for a competitive exhibition.
Dr. Mihaela Savu, a practicing artist and alumnae from the A-State Department of Art and Design served as the juror of the exhibition.
She reviewed all submitted works of art and written statements to select which pieces would be included in the show.
More than 100 students participated in the fall tours. Twenty-five works were chosen from those submitted for the exhibition. The artists included from The Academies at Jonesboro High School include Beau Alexander, Brooks Browning, Myka Laws, Zoey Moore, Stormy Purdy, Natalie Quintana, Caroline Rose, Chris Sullivan, Daeshawn Trice, and Anna Wiener. Valley View High School is represented by Madelyn Clack, Wesley Conner, Courtney Garner, Jillian Silas and Elizabeth Turner. Nettleton High School artists include Kyana Chandler, Kayla Copeland, William Griffin and Jillian Lewis. The artwork of Bri Gibson, Winter Hicks, Baylie Hill and Abby Wilson was selected from Brookland High School. Lily Emerick and Kaitlyn Norwood will represent Bay High School.
Award winners will be announced at the opening reception on Wednesday, November 29.
This annual event is open to all local high school students in the Jonesboro area and is coordinated through BAM’s new public outreach program, headed by Shannon Smithee, education curator.
BAM would like to thank all of the schools, art teachers and especially the students that participated in this project.
The exhibition and the reception are admission-free and open to the public.
Header Image: Kaitlyn Norwood, "Walking in a WOMANS Shoes", high heels and tacks, 7 x 21 x 12 inches.