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Art students get top billing at guild gallery

Kelsi Watkins' "Coke Is It" watercolor is part of the exhibit of Corinth student art.

By Jebb Johnston jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Corinth art students are getting top billing at the art gallery.

The annual exhibit showcases work by all levels of art students from seventh through twelfth grade. The exhibit is an eclectic mix of two- and three-dimensional works.

"It's been a great year," said instructor Jennifer LeGoff. "I always enjoy seeing my student's progress and excitement as they grow."

The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and runs through June 2 at 609 North Fillmore.

Students spent a portion of the year studying Renaissance themes.

"You can see the evidence in self-portraits drawn with daVinci's 'perfect' proportions and ceramic eyes based upon Michelangelo's sculpture," said LeGoff. "Students also created clay mobiles this year after studying the work of Alexander Calder. Of course, the students put their own spin on their work."

The exhibit includes works by Hannah Johnson and Jayne Dehoyos, who are working toward AICE diplomas through the Cambridge program. Their projects include four poster-sized boards of supporting work toward one final piece showing the culmination of the learning and creative processes. A 15-hour controlled test session was also involved.

"I am truly amazed at the level of work produced by students this year," said LeGoff. "Although a little daunting at first, the coursework and testing process never fails to bring out the best in my students. They become more aware of who they are and what subjects and media interest them."

As part of its art education efforts, the Corinth Artist Guild is planning its annual summer art camp to be held at the gallery June 18-21 for children who have completed first grade through age 13. Contact the gallery at 665-0520 for more information.