ART26201 hosts Annual Youth Art Exhibition


BUCKHANNON — ART26201 has teamed up again with Upshur County Schools for the third Annual Youth Art Exhibition. The artist’s reception was held on Friday at the M.I.B. Gallery in the Colonial Art Center.

“This will be the third installment of this wonderful collaboration between Upshur County Schools, ART26201 and the City of Buckhannon. March is National Youth Art Month, so we [the art teachers] are inviting our community to come celebrate and support these young artists. Visitors to this exhibition will see student artworks representing many diverse media and subjects. There will be oil painting, prints, photography, collage, sculpture, drawing and more!” said Heidi Thompson, lead organizer for the event and Fine Art Department Chair at Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

“We are thrilled to exhibit Upshur County student artwork another year. It has been uniquely exciting to see their works hang on the same wall as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and many of the world’s best-known artists,” said ART26201 Vice President John Waltz. “These early opportunities may also be the seeds to a career in the arts and life fulfilled with passion and creativity. As the Colonial Art Center opens fully this summer, we see endless opportunities for artistic programming for our youth.”

The event is free and open to the public. The gallery will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25, Saturday, March 26, Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9. The M.I.B. Gallery/Colonial Arts Center is located at 48 East Main Street.

The gallery features artwork by Bryce Allen, Meghan Bailey, Kadyn Baisden, Emmett Ball, Robin Ball, Emma Beckner, Leah Bennett, Madelyn Bennett, Genesis Bohman, Madilynne Bouscher, Elacia Bowman, Vicky Bowman, Lorelani Browning, Maycee Burnside, Brooklyn Butlet, Clover Butcher, Haley Butcher, Eliza Canter, Lexi Carpenter, Akeya Carr, Alivia Carr, Carolina Carr, Gemma Casella, Kaelyn Casto Paige, Jolene Chapman, Janis Childers, Gunnar Claypool, Mya Critchfield, Cheyenne Crites, Harper Currence, Ethan Cutright, Hannah Davis, Alissa Depoy, Kinleigh Detamore, Taylor Feather, Holden Fisher, Kailey Gibson, Burce Gooden, Jacob Ham, Kathryn Hamner, Alex Hawkins, Grayson Haymond, Aeliza Hibbs, Ava Hibbs, Emma Hickman, Kennedy Hinton, Dani Hovis, Abigail Hurst, Elizabeth Hurst, Juliet Jenkins, Allie Johnson, Kaden Jones, Karson Karickoff, Lillian Keith, Sofia Kesling, Hailey Lashmit, Katelynn Legg, Aaliyah Lothes, Bailee Lowther, Zaia Lynda, Norah Malone, Leigha Manspeaker, Laurel Matheney, Miah McCue, Landon Miller, Gianna Monteleone, Maddie Montgomery, Halle Moody, Gabbi Moreland, Daniel Oliveria, Rebecca Pastorius, Andrew Perry, Carrigan Perry, Devin Posey, Elayna Propst, Kate Ramsey, Rayna Rhodes, Jozlynn Riffle, Kimore Riley, Kinsley Ripley, Reagan Russell, Brooklyn Sanders, Grace Shahan, Destiney Simmons, Kaitlynn Smallridge, Brooklyn Smith, Kiona Smith, Brittany Sponaugle, Marissa Stripiling, Destinee Sutherland, Katrina Tenney, Nora Tenney, Cadence Vincent, Lena Walker Rose, Angelina Winter, Ethan Wolfe, Kylie Wright, C.J. Zickefoose and Landen Zickefoose.

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