Supporting young artists


by Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com



Students share their art with their teachers and families.

Students share their art with their teachers and families.


Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

A student with her art stands next to teachers Ashton Saunders and Lolita Casto-Mullen


Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

Pictured is Ashton Saunders with several of her students


Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

GALLIPOLIS — Student art is on display in a big way.

The French Art Colony is hosting the Gallipolis City Schools annual art show until March 25. A collection of the students’ finest work from all ages and schools is on display and ready for the public.

When asked about the purpose of art in schools Jenny Myers, office manager at FAC explained: “When children have the freedom to express themselves in art, they express it in their own way and freedom. It means a lot to them because it’s theirs.”

The FAC and art programs in Gallipolis City Schools share a common goal of helping students grow their artistic skills and personal character.

“It lets them know that it’s important,” Myers said. “We are an art gallery, and if their paintings are hanging in our gallery it inspires them. When walking through the exhibit, the amount of art on display is substantial. Each room of the first floor is full of works created by the students of Gallia County, exhibited proudly for all to see. This event helps to grow the students in their ability to create and inspire.”

Lucia Jones, program coordinator for FAC added: “Part of what we do here is try to serve the community through art. We should consider our youth well served. This past Saturday was a special reception for the students and their work. Students and teachers were present to show their art to the public and celebrate their hard work.”

The schools included are Washington, Green, Rio Grande elementary schools, as well as Gallia Academy Junior and Senior High. The exhibit will be up until March 25 and is open to the public during regular hours. The Gallia County Local Schools will be on exhibit from April 7 – 22.

If you want to find out more about the French Art Colony, their website is www.frenchartcolony.org

Students share their art with their teachers and families.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_27472017320161725997.jpgStudents share their art with their teachers and families. Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

A student with her art stands next to teachers Ashton Saunders and Lolita Casto-Mullen
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_27522017320161733146.jpgA student with her art stands next to teachers Ashton Saunders and Lolita Casto-Mullen Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

Pictured is Ashton Saunders with several of her students
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/03/web1_IMG_27392017320161742294.jpgPictured is Ashton Saunders with several of her students Lucia Jones/ Courtesy

by Morgan McKinniss

mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or mmckinniss@civitasmedia.com