This is the fourth annual Elementary Art Exhibit that Janice Mason has hosted. Students from Trigg County Elementary School proudly display their work at the museum. Martha Davis, director for the museum, stated, " It actually for the elementary is an art contest."
Any child wishing to participate can display their artwork at the museum. There were 301 entrants this year. The top three pieces of art from each grade were selected and displayed in the front hall of the museum. From those winners, an overall winner was selected for the show. Nick Erickson, a third grader, won the best overall winner with his drawing of a horse.
The artwork was displayed all throughout the museum. Some were colorful, using markers or crayons. Some were done in pencil. Others used paints and glitter. All of them used imagination and creativity. They were all matted and displayed the artists name and grade.
"This exhibit is a joint effort of elementary students, elementary PTA, the museum and the Rotary club, who helps finance the event. This is the fourth annual Art Exhibit that we've had," said Davis.
Trigg County Elementary School principal, Ann Taylor, encourages students to enter artwork in the contest. "She really realizes the importance of art in children's lives," Davis said.
The exhibit opened on Friday, January 7and will run until January 31. At that time, the museum will set up for the display of art from Trigg County Middle and High School students. This show will open on February 4 and run until February 28. It will feature art from the art students at these schools. Davis said, "We are very pleased to be able to do this."