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FORIMMEDIATERELEASEMay1,2014MediaContact:LauraWoodard(501)3724000lwoodard@stoneward.comArkansasArtsCenter.org

ArkansasArtsCentertocelebrate53rdYoungArkansasArtistsexhibitionwithAwardsReceptionandFamilyFestival

LITTLEROCK,Ark.TheArkansasArtsCenter,thestatespremierecenterforvisualandperformingarts,willhostthe53rdYoungArkansasArtistsAwardsReceptionandFamilyFestivalonMay10from11a.m.2p.m.Activitiesforkidsofallageswillbeofferedandawardswillbepresentedat1p.m.intheLectureHall.The53rdYoungArkansasArtistsexhibitionwillbeonviewMay9July27intheAlicePrattBrownAtriumandtheSamStraussSr.Gallery.

OnbehalfofallthestaffattheArkansasArtsCenter,wearehonoredtoacknowledgeandcelebratetheartisticexcellenceoftheseyoungArkansasartists,saidArkansasArtsCenterexecutivedirectorToddHerman.Icongratulatethe2014recipientswhotrulyrepresentthebestofourstate'syoungartisticcommunity.

Artistsawardedinthe53rdYoungArkansasArtistsexhibitioninclude:KindergartenBestofClassMagnoliaSmyersTheodoreJonesElementarySchoolConway,Ark.HonorableMentionFordGillEpiscopalCollegiateLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionKobeONealStagecoachElementarySchoolCabot,Ark.1stGradeBestofClassShaniyaJonesYocumElementarySchoolElDorado,Ark.HonorableMentionFinleyYoungEpiscopalCollegiateLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionMiaHausmanFlorenceMattisonConway,Ark.2ndGradeBestofClassJaylenConeJasperElementarySchoolJasper,Ark.

HonorableMentionLamontBestArt4KidsSherwood,Ark.HonorableMentionNaomiAaronYocumElementarySchoolElDorado,Ark.3rdGradeBestofClassClassProjectMissSelmasLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionZachBrownCDCreativeStudioCabot,Ark.HonorableMentionMadisonYoungDianeRobertsStudioBenton,Ark.4thGradeHonorableMentionAnnaBradfordArt4KidsSherwood,Ark.BestofClassClassProjectGibbsMagnetLittleRock,Ark.BestofClassandHonorableMentionBrodieKremersPyronElementarySchoolClarksville,Ark.5thGradeBestofClassBenRichardEpiscopalCollegiateLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionRachelTalbertLandmarkElementarySchoolLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionMallorieCarozzaSmithzonianArkadelphia,Ark.6thGradeBestofClassFaithRossiImmaculateConceptionFortSmith,Ark.HonorableMentionSeanCarterChristtheKingLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionEmilyWisingerWashingtonMiddleSchoolElDorado,Ark.7thGradeBestofClassShamardThomasCarlStuartMiddleSchoolConway,Ark.HonorableMentionLisaDuffyFulbrightJuniorHighSchoolBentonville,Ark.HonorableMentionGabbyThurmanPottsvilleJuniorHighSchoolPottsville,Ark.8thGradeBestofClassEmmaGregoryPottsvilleJuniorHighSchoolPottsville,Ark.HonorableMentionSavannaSpradlinBeebeJuniorHighSchoolBeebe,Ark.HonorableMentionAshleyVredenburgFlippinJuniorHighSchoolFlippin,Ark.9thGradeBestofClassVanessaMartinezCabotJuniorHighSchoolSouthCabot,Ark.HonorableMentionOliviaGoodrichLittleRockChristianAcademyLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionCelesteParkerPottsvilleJuniorHighSchoolPottsville,Ark.10thGradeBestofClassMichellePeckCabotHighSchoolCabot,Ark.HonorableMentionPametteGoodlowParkviewArtsandScienceLittleRock,Ark.HonorableMentionBaileyMcKinneyPulaskiAcademyLittleRock,Ark.11thGradeBestofClassAlexisRowlandBeebeHighSchoolBeebe,Ark.HonorableMentionSaraWestmorelandCabotHighSchoolCabot,Ark.HonorableMentionGraystonBarronLittleRockCentralHighSchoolLittleRock,Ark.

12thGradeBestofClassStevenSwitzerMountainHomeHighSchoolMountainHome,Ark.HonorableMentionSarahTwitchellCabotHighSchoolCabot,Ark.HonorableMentionSarahGreenbaumLittleRockCentralHighSchoolLittleRock,Ark.MSWBestWatercolorAwardEmmaMooreLittleRockCentralLittleRock,Ark.

MembersoftheArkansasArtEducatorsAssociationjuriedtheentries,selectingapproximately100worksoutofthemorethan450submissionsfortheexhibition.Eachwinnersschoolwillreceiveamonetaryprizetohelpfundtheartsprograminhis/herschool.Selectionsfromthe53rdYoungArkansasArtistsexhibitiontraveltoschoolsandothervenuesinArkansasaspartoftheArtsCentersStateServicestravelingexhibitionprogram.

Guestjuror,NealHarrington,selectedoneBestofClassandtwoHonorableMentionsfromeachgrade.HarringtonearnedhisBachelorofFineArtsdegreefromtheUniversityofSouthDakotawithanemphasisinpainting.HeiscurrentlyanassociateprofessorandchairofartandgallerydirectoratArkansasTechUniversity.

Activitiesatthefamilyfestivalwillincludemuralpainting,storytelling,andvariouswonderfulopportunitiesforadultsandchildrentocreateactionart.Ticketsare$5perpersonor$20perfamilyandmaybepurchasedonlineatwww.arkansasartscenter.org.The53rdYoungArkansasArtistsexhibitionissponsoredbyBarbaraandSteveBova,DaleandLeeRonnel,ThePhilipR.JonssonFoundation,TheBaileyFoundationandTheCentralArkansasLibrarySystem.AwardsfortheexhibitionaresponsoredbyArkansasChildren'sHospitalandMidSouthernWatercolorists.Formoreinformation,visitarkansasartscenter.orgorcall(501)3724000.GENERALINFORMATIONContact:(501)3724000Location:ArkansasArtsCenter9thandCommerce,LittleRock,AR72202GalleryHours: 10a.m.to5p.m.TuesdaySaturday

11a.m.to5p.m.SundayClosedMonday&MajorHolidays

ArkansasArtsCenterprogramsaresupportedinpartby:theCityofLittleRock;theLittleRockConventionandVisitorsBureau;theCityofNorthLittleRock;andtheArkansasArtsCouncil,anagencyoftheDepartmentofArkansasHeritageandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArts.

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