Middle School Art

Middle School Spring Art Show

Middle School students will show their artwork in the foyer of the gymnasium and Blankenship Theatre during the end-of-the-year awards ceremony on May 14.

“It’s nice for them to be able to show off the hard work they’ve done, and this should allow everyone to see it,” said Middle School Art Teacher Anna
McPeake.

Each Middle School student has been encouraged to participate in the Middle School’s annual art show.

McPeake expects eighth graders to contribute 70-80 pieces and sixth and seventh graders to contribute up to 150 pieces.

“We will be surrounded by student artwork. I think everyone will be impressed by how much talent our Middle School students have.”

Chloe Hatcher with her artwork
Edie Allen with her artwork
Symphony’s Color of Music says ‘bravo’ USJ

Kindergarten student Chloe Hatcher win the “Bravo” Award, the highest honor a student can be given in the Jackson Symphony League’s Color of Music contest.

More than 9,000 entries were submitted from public, independent, and home-schooled students. Chloe’s painting was inspired by Waltz from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty.

USJ had several other winning entries in the annual art contest. Earning blue ribbons were Edie Allen, kindergarten; Brooke Phillipps, sixth grade; Trevor Spencer and Harrison Hamm, seventh grade; and eighth grader Sarah Carraher. Sixth graders Bailee Norris and Shereen Haji received Honorable Mention awards.

Middle School Art Teacher Anna McPeaks won an award for having the highest percentage of winners in the sixth- to eighth-grade division. She was allowed to enter nine pieces, and six of those earned awards.

Pictured from left to right, front row, Edie Allen and Chloe Hatcher; back row, Trevor Spencer, Brooke Phillips, Bailee Norris and Shereen Haji. Not pictured: Sarah Carraher and Harrison Hamm


4th annual Middle School Art Show and Reception

The Middle School's Art Show and Reception will be from 5-7 p.m. April 29 at The Painted Lady. "Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this great event," said Middle School Art Teacher Anna McPeake.

All Middle School students are encouraged to enter a piece of art that showcases their individual talent. The artwork will be on display for a week, and people will be allowed to vote on their favorite piece of art. The top three artists will receive an award.