2018-03-07 / Other News

ECHS students chosen for art competition

ECHS students are again part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art installation competition. ECHS students are again part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art installation competition. The Early County High School Art Box team once again won a spot in the Wiregrass Museum of Art installation competition. To be considered, the team had to create and enter a mini-sculpture depicting the theme “Transform” and write a 30 words or less statement about their sculpture. Five teams were chosen to compete: Early County, Dothan High, Enterprise High, Rehobeth High, and Crestview, Fla. Early County has been accepted six of the seven years they have applied. They have won the event three times.

Each year is different. The team never knows what they will be given to work with, what their theme will be, or where in the museum they will create their installation. They worked Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24. The Early County theme was “Memories.” They titled their creation “The Pathway through Memory” and depicted memories of people, places, and events that make them the people they are and the people they will become. They were able to use a wide assortment of found objects and were allowed to paint on the walls.

March is Youth Art Month. The opening reception was held March 1. Winner of the Art Box competition was Enterprise High School. The Early County team won the “People’s Choice” award of $250. This is determined by members of all teams voting for the installation they think is best. “I am so very proud of my students. They are so innovative and creative. Each year I am amazed at what they create,” said Mrs. Harrell, ECHS art teacher.

The Youth Art Month exhibit can be viewed by the public throughout the month of March. Admission is free. Along with the installations created in the competition, visitors can view over 100 works of art by students K-12. These works were chosen from over 300 works submitted by wiregrass art teachers and home school parents.

Early County works that are included is “The Vase” by fourth grader Tavis Banks and “We’re All Tied Together” by 11th grader Jackson Green. The museum is located at 126 Museum Ave., just east of the civic center. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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