The Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center recently hosted artwork from all four Hamblen County middle schools. Seventy works of art were on display. Awards and certificates were presented at the opening reception on Thursday, April 4, hosted by members of the Rose Service Guild.
Each year, Rose Center showcases the art of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from the public middle schools in Hamblen County, which are invited to submit up to 20 pieces of art. Each school is awarded a $25 first prize, a $10 second prize, and two honorable mention ribbons. One entry is chosen as best of show, and receives an award of $50.
This year’s top prize went to Sophie Brown, an 8th grader from West View for her watercolor of a figure in a landscape.
Other winners of this year’s show were from West View: First place, Megan Hancock, colored pencil; second place, Cody Moore, pencil; honorable mention, Victoria Tate, collage; honorable mention, Megan Pennala, tempera.
From Linclon Heights the winners were first place, Sarahi DeJesus, colored pencil; second place, Jesse Trent, colored pencil; honorable mention, Odalys Ceron, pastel; Honorable Mention: Katie Schupp, pastel.
Winners from Meadowview were first place, Zuleyma Flores, ceramic; second place, Maria Garcia, collage; honorable mention, Haylee Kyle, collage; honorable mention, Staci Howard, tempera.
Winners from East Ridge are first place, Jace Smith, watercolor pencil; second place, Chris Taurianen, charcoal; honorable mention, Ambria Lovell, watercolor; honorable mention, Graysen Whetsel, pencil.
Rose Center serves the Hamblen County public schools with a number of arts education programs and offers a series of summer art and drama camps. Arts education programs are funded in part by support from United Way and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Rose Center, located at 442 W. Second North Street, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. More information is available at 581-4330, or RoseCenter. org.