Karen Rudd – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS art department has another competition for students.

The superintendent’s gallery is run by Manatee school superintendent Dr. Diana Green, who is a big supporter of the arts in schools. Green strives to make sure there is always student artwork displayed on the fifth floor of the school district building.

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LRHS junior Jewelles Byrne hopes to display this piece in the Manatee School District offices

nners from middle and high schools have their work displayed for two months, and then other pieces from the contest are switched in. Artwork is switched every two months to ensure each winner has his or her piece shown.

Green hosts a reception night to honor all the students’ works and guest can vote for their favorite pieces.

Students can create any piece they want since this is an open theme contest.

Art teacher Abby Kolesa reminded students, “It’s not always is it realistic or not, it’s who has the most creative concept and effort shown.”

Junior Jewelles Bryne has already completed her submission. “There wasn’t much of a theme besides serenity and peace,” Bryne stated.

The deadline for the competition is Nov. 13.  That means many students are still hard at work to complete their pieces in time.

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