Others wore their Sunday best as they pointed out their pieces to family and fellow artists.
Other artists were treated royally, and were actually carried through the crowded opening night gala.
Friday night’s artists were not East Coast eccentrics, but Trigg County’s own elementary students, and Friday night was all about them.
Families were greeted by Elementary School principal Ann Taylor upon their arrival, and congratulated for their fine efforts.
The lobby was adorned with the winning entries from each of the elementary school’s five grades. These were not held up with magnets, a la refrigerator art, but were framed, and rightfully so.
“Art is in the eye of the beholder, and I’m sure glad I didn’t have to judge these,” said Taylor to a child who disagreed with some of the judges’ selections.
Retired art teachers, who did not know the identities of the artists they were comparing, did the judging for the show.
“Look at that one” seemed to echo through the gallery, as children holding pink punch pointed to the drawings by friends and classmates with their free hand.
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