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TroyFest student art show to hang this weekend

More than 300 pieces of artwork by students from around the county will be exhibited at the Cultural Arts Studio during TroyFest, April 24 and 25.

Blue ribbons will designate the winners in the different age divisions and the categories within those divisions. However, every student who has a work in the exhibit has reason to be proud.

“The artwork is outstanding and it is representative of the talent that we have in Troy and Pike County,” said Pam Smith, Charles Henderson High School art teacher and coordinator of the exhibit.

Students in all local schools were invited to compete in the 2009 TroyFest Student Art competition. Students from all three schools in the Troy City School System participated along with students from Pike County High School and all grade levels at Pike Liberal Arts School.

“The TroyFest Student Art Show includes artwork from all grade levels, K through 12,” Smith said. “The divisions are K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10 and 1-12. Within those divisions there are five categories – drawing, painting, print, mixed media and sculpture. And, in the middle and high schools we also have graphic design.”

Ribbons will be presented to the winning art in the categories within each age division. The blue ribbon winners will be recognized during an awards program held at the Gazebo on the downtown square in Troy at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Winners will be announced in the Thursday edition of The Messenger. The TroyFest Student Art Show will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Everyone is invited to take a few minutes to view the work of these talented young artists.