2017 Morristown Elementary School Youth Art Show:
On Saturday, April 22, the Morristown Elementary School had their 30th Annual Art Show and PTSA Pancake Breakfast in the school’s multi-purpose room. The previous day, while schoolteachers and staff were busily preparing for this important school fundraiser, three WAC members served as judges. Pamela Johnson, Joe Ann Hancock, and Jane Holcombe worked their way through hundreds (thousands?) of individual pieces of art, hung on the gym walls, grouped by grade and by project. The trio split up to complete the judging, each assisted by two teachers who attached ribbons to the winners. Once the initial judging was completed, the three convened to select Best of Show winners, which were also awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.
The judges were charmed by the creativity of the students, and the wonderful challenges the teachers created for each project. The students learned much about the basics of art in a variety of mediums, as well as the styles of many famous artists. The teachers collect and store the students’ art from the entire year, finally displaying it at this event.