Cornerstone Wealth features local artists

Published 10:54 pm Thursday, May 6, 2010

The work of some of Pike County’s most creative young minds was on display at an art show at Cornerstone Wealth Management Inc, just off the square in Troy Thursday.

“We just wanted to have an opportunity to have folks come by and see the artwork,” said financial consultant Jerry Carden.

That opportunity was made possible after Covenant Christian School students participated in an art contest sponsored by Cornerstone.

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The theme for the competition was Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

Covenant Christian students caught the meaning of the scripture with pieces depicting candles, sunshine and lighthouses.

Third grader Ethan Green was the overall winner of the contest and he said he opted to create a piece with something familiar to him.

“I drew the lighthouse because this summer we went to Maine and I saw a lot of lighthouses,” he said, remembering one specifically that dated back to the 1700’s.

His mother said he was a quite a history buff.

Green won a $50 gift card that he might invest towards his next vacation.

Nine other students won gift cards for placing first, second or third, in three different grade divisions from Kindergarten to seventh grade.

Cornerstone Wealth Management provided the prizes and donated an additional $100 to the Covenant Christian art program, so all the students at the school ended up winners.

In return, Cornerstone got a workplace makeover, as the 10 winning paintings will stay up on display in their office for one year.

“Anybody that wants to come by and see the artwork is welcome to,” Carden said.

The art will be returned to its creators next year, and the empty spaces on the wall will likely be filled by the work of next years contest winners as Cornerstone intends to make the contest an annual affair.