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Students perform, display art
LCHS Choir members Janay Reid (left) and Tasha Trembley enjoy the juried student art show and refreshments at the Artsfest after their performance with the choir. - photo by Photo provided.
The arts brought Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute together to celebrate the second annual Artsfest at Liberty County High on April 26.
The evening was sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts through its Grassroots Arts Program. The funding provided a display system, matting for student work and publicity materials. The event was open to the community.
Matching funds were provided by the LCHS Art Club, the LCHS Band Boosters, Choir and Drama club. Between 400 and 500 people attended the Artsfest, which showcased student performances by the LCHS band percussion ensemble, chorus, band flute choir, band jazz ensemble, the cast of the recent LCHS production of “Grease” and a poetry reading by LCHS students of their original work.
Those attending enjoyed a catered reception with refreshments sponsored by the LCHS Art Club. The juried art exhibition in the media center included work from both Bradwell and Liberty students. Judges for the exhibition were art professionals; Carol Hough and Judy Hughes. Liberty High staff also displayed their arts and crafts.
The following students won awards:
Painting: Kira Hoskins (LCHS), first place; Amanda Herring (LCHS) second; Charity Frechette (LCHS) third and Juan Lamboy (LCHS) honorable mention;
Mixed Media: Frechette first place; Kam Arbuckle (BI) second; Beverly Bowen (LCHS) third and Alex Cadiz and Antonia Payne (LCHS) honorable mention;
Drawing: Lindsay Holloway (LCHS) first place; Tarence Newsome (BI) second; Hoskins third and Lamboy honorable mention;
Photography: Melissa Brown (LCHS) first; Cameron Smith (LCHS) second; Ethan Troha (LCHS) third and Briana Bowen (LCHS) honorable mention;
Graphic Design: Hoskins first; Nichelas Battyanyi (LCHS) second; Crystal Guerrios (BI) third and Daniel Schoonover (LCHS) honorable mention; and
Three Dimensional: Edgar Happel (LCHS) first place; Samantha Scott (BI) second, Erin Walden (LCHS) third and Daniel Cassidy (LCHS) honorable mention.
The People’s Choice Award went to Melissa Brown (LCHS) for her mixed media installation using music with her original photography.
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