STUDENT SHOWCASE: Young artists’ works on display for annual Troy Fest show

Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017

The annual Troy Fest Student Art Show is a premier exhibition at the Johnson Center for the Arts each year and a showcase event for Troy Fest Art and Craft Festival, which is held that last weekend in April.

Vicki Pritchett, JCA executive director, said the TroyFest Student Art Show is one of the most highly attended exhibits at the art center each year and well it should be.

“The Troy Fest Student Art Show is a celebration of the creativity and talents of students throughout the county,” Pritchett said. “Students in grades K through 12 in all schools in Pike County are invited to enter their artwork in the annual art show. There are several categories for entry – painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking and 3D art. There are no guidelines. The students are invite to do their own thing. This show is an opportunity for students to express themselves through art. We want them to let their creativity show through and it does.”

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Pritchett said this year’s Troy Fest Student Art Show features 100 or more entries and is “museum quality.”

“The quality of the display is the best we’ve had in several years,” Pritchett said. “Parents, grandparents and other family members are able to easily locate their student’s artwork, as can others. Those who attend with art show will be amazed at what a third-grader can do. It is very impressive to see the level of artistic ability these students have and their understanding of art and their ability to express it. And, that’s true throughout the county.”

The winner of the 2017 Troy Fest Student Art Show will be announced on Tuesday. The Johnson Center will be open during Troy Fest, Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.