2013-03-14 / Front Page

Barhitte students place at competition

BY TARA MORENO
810-452-2645 • tmoreno@mihomepaper.com


Tim Prevett and Kendra Vickory stand near Kendra’s crayon flower garden. Prevett entered Vickory’s artwork in the 2012-2013 Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) Region 10 Exhibition at Gallery 194 in Lapeer. 
Photo provided Tim Prevett and Kendra Vickory stand near Kendra’s crayon flower garden. Prevett entered Vickory’s artwork in the 2012-2013 Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) Region 10 Exhibition at Gallery 194 in Lapeer. Photo provided BURTON — Barhitte Elementary art students placed into the 2012-2013 Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) Region 10 Exhibition at Gallery 194 in Lapeer.

Two students placed at the state level. Sixth grader Breanna Gorman and fifth grader Kayla Doan placed at the state level with Gorman’s artwork, an optical illusion composition with markers and Doan’s used chalk pastels, cut paper, and paint composition of a fox in a snow-covered forest.

In the statewide exhibition, Gorman’s art was awarded the top 75 award at the middle school level. Breanna placed with a top 15 award. Both pieces of art will be on display at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.


Breanna Gorman placed at a state level with her art piece of chalk pastels, cut paper, and paint composition of a fox in a snow-covered forest. 
Photo provided Breanna Gorman placed at a state level with her art piece of chalk pastels, cut paper, and paint composition of a fox in a snow-covered forest. Photo provided Sixth grader (Tori) Davis was honored at the middle school level of the competition. Her art piece is a still life picture of a vase of flowers, and other images, “in the style of neo-pop artist, Romero Britto.”

First grader Kendra Vickory, third grader Brittany Nimmo, fourth graders Hayley Rowe and Callie Mosier were honored at the regional level.

Kendra created a flower garden using crayon. Brittany used multi-media composition of paisley designs created in cut paper and decorated with painted accents. Hayley used markers to create an op art project and was displayed at the state level. Callie created a still life layout of “vases, shattered” into abstract shapes.

The elementary and middle level state show is set to place during April 13-27. The first week of the show will be for the elementary art exhibition, and the second week will be for the middle level art display.


Fifth-grader Kayla Doan placed at the state level with an optical illusion composition with markers. 
Photo provided Fifth-grader Kayla Doan placed at the state level with an optical illusion composition with markers. Photo provided The top 15 elementary division and top 15 middle school division winning art pieces are combined to represent Michigan as the Top 30 show. Those pieces will travel for a year. The art will be displayed at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in May, and at the MAEA Conference in October.

The MAEA Region 10 competition takes student entries from Genesee and Lapeer county schools.

The mission of the non-profit MAEA, which is affiliated with the National Art Education Association, is to define and establish the role of art education, to give support to creative teaching, and to foster study and research in art education.

Criteria for judging student art includes creativity, quality craftsmanship, the overall visual impact of the artwork, and the required learning statement.

Barhitte art teacher, Tim Prevett, entered the art of two sixth grade students and five lower grade level students in the competition. “It is a difficult task to narrow the many pieces of fine art created by the students to a select few”, he stated in a press release. “I am allowed to enter only one piece representing an individual art lesson, yet so many are worthy.”

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