WWU honors local high school artists

The Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University is
displaying the work of local high school students through
June 3.

Area art teachers were
asked to choose student work for WWU’s first high school show in the Mildred
M. Cox Gallery. The artwork was then judged by professional artists, Yolanda
Ciolli and Jane Mudd.  The student work
was judged on such criteria as originality,
craftsmanship, composition.
 
Jenny Eisenhofer, a Fulton
High School sophomore,
won best in show for
“Prom 2012,” a uniquely designed duct tape prom dress she actually
wore to her prom this
year. She will receive a $1,000
scholarship to William Woods University upon enrolling as a
freshman.  She also received $100 as the top
prize.
 
Sam DeBrodie, South Callaway
High School, won
first place and $50 for her painting,
“King.”   
 
Jordan Creed Grooms,
Fulton High School, won
second place and $25 for “Wall-e,” a sculpture crafted of recycled
materials.  
 
Jasmine Meurer, South Callaway
High School, won
third place and $25 for “My Night with Jack,” a colored pencil
drawing. 
 
Honorable mentions went
to three Fulton High School students:
  • Yvonne Geldner for her graphite
    drawing, “What do You Want?”
  • Stacey Banson for her painting, a
    replica of Hopper’s “Morning Sun”  
  • Nicolas Hajzek for his graphic
    illustration, “Mizzou Tiger”
 
“This show is a part of
the new programming I am designing for the art gallery to promote community
relations,” said Jennifer Sain, coordinator of the Mildred M. Cox Gallery.  “This event was specifically designed to give
young artists a rewarding, real-world experience for preparing and exhibiting their artwork,
and a taste of what it takes to be a practicing artist.”
 
The next high school show will be open to
all high school students
and is scheduled for January 2013. For information about how art teachers and
students can get involved, contact jennifer.sain@williamwoods.edu
or 573-592-4245.

The Mildred M. Cox Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 1-4 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and
open to the public. For more information about the exhibit, call (573)
592-4245.