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Artwork from a The Plains Elementary student

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Art piece from a The Plains Elementary student

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This is one of the pieces for sale at the silent auction

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Elementary school students' artwork to be auctioned at McCracken

Proceeds to benefit The Plains Elementary


The fourth annual Art Extravaganza and Silent Auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the McCracken Hall Gallery. 

The public is invited to bid on their favorite art pieces while enjoying complimentary food and beverages.

For the past six months, The Plains Elementary students' artwork has lined the walls of the Patton College of Education and Human Services in McCracken Hall.

The display consists of 35 total pieces of artwork, ranging from colorful paintings to abstract drawings of flowers, faces, hands, hearts and animals. Since the art unveiling on May 24 – which
drew more than 100 parents, students, faculty and staff – many people have admired the original pieces.

Patton College Dean Renée A. Middleton began the art exhibition in order to recognize the talent and enthusiasm of local teachers and students.

"By holding an art exhibition and auction each year, we are able to foster deeper relationships between The Patton College and area schools," Middleton said. "It offers a valuable opportunity for local students to explore and share their creativity with the Ohio University community."

Winning bids will be announced at 6:45 p.m. in the McCracken lobby. Half of the auction proceeds will be awarded to the individual artists and the other half will be donated to The Plains Elementary School’s art program.

Area schools that have participated in the past include Miller High School, Athens High School, Morrison Elementary, Morgan County's South Elementary and Middle Schools, Meigs Middle School, and
Chauncey, Chieftain, and Hocking Hills elementary schools.

For updates leading up to the art auction, follow The Patton College on Twitter at @PattonCEHS or on Facebook at "OHIO Patton College of Education and Human Services."