Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Art Captures History and Nature in Roswell

What happens when you take a city full of picturesque historic and natural attractions and combine it with the creativity of middle schoolers? The result is awesome artwork and a great excuse for some friendly competition between the student artists.

Last year, when the “Roswell Connect,” networking and social event for Roswell businesses, was held at the Atlanta Academy, the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau was amazed at the size of the art gallery area and the work the students had created. This year, as part of the Roswell Paint Out, Atlanta Academy Students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades were busy creating scenes of historic areas in Roswell.

So many great works of art were created that it was a challenge for the school’s art director and panel of judges to narrow it down to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention awards for each of the grades. The October 4th ceremony to announce the winners was a great time to showcase the students’ work and of course, for a photo op.

Bank of North Georgia, as part of their support of the CVB and the arts, provided the ribbons and cash awards given to each student. Kevin Bamford with Bank of North Georgia, joined Mayor Wood, Rich Dippolito, Becky Wynn, Betty Price, Steve Stroud, administrators and instructors from Atlanta Academy, Dotty Etris and Marsha Saum from the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau in congratulating the students and celebrating their works of art.

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