Kentucky Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition

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Paintsville art students traveled to Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building as part of the  “Kentucky Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition,” Wednesday 15, 2017. The annual show is organized in partnership with the Kentucky Art Education Association, and features high school artwork from the region.

In association with the exhibition, the Department of Art and Design hosts its annual High School Art Day. Schools from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have participated in this exciting event through demonstrations and hands-on art activities including an annual newspaper sculpture competition. Paintsville Art II student, Lizeth Maldonado, a foreign exchange student from Mexico, was awarded a 3rd place ribbon in the drawing category for her colored pencil drawing entitled “still life”. “This is such a rewarding experience for the students, they leave campus very inspired with all the creativity displayed from art students throughout the region,” said Ms. Coleman, PHS art instructor. 

High schools participating include: Allen Central, Belfry, Betsy Layne, Boyd County, Fairview Independent, Fleming County, Greenup County, Harrison County, Hazard, Jenkins, Johnson Central, June Buchanan, Knott County, Lawrence County, Leslie County, Nicholas County, Paintsville High, Paul Blazer, Powell County, Mason County, Montgomery County, Raceland, Russell and Sheldon Clark.