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Art piece from 2010 Art Extravaganza

Photo courtesy of: Patton College of Education and Human Services

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Art piece from a The Plains Elementary student

Photo courtesy of: Patton College of Education and Human Services

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Art piece sold at last year's auction made by The Plains Elementary student

Photo courtesy of: Patton College of Education and Human Services

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Patton College to host May 2 Art Extravaganza

Gallery to feature art pieces from Coolville students


The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services' McCracken Hall will host its fifth annual Art Extravaganza at 6 p.m. May 2, featuring the works of students from Crooksville Exempted Village Schools.

During the public event, the artwork of more than 30 talented students from Ms. Keeley Miller's art class will be unveiled in the first floor hallways of McCracken Hall. Refreshments will be provided.

The unveiling, exhibition and silent auction were initiated by Renée A. Middleton, dean of The Patton College of Education and Human Services. Through her visits to local schools, Middleton was inspired to hold the annual event to spark a stronger connection between the local communities and the College.

"Fostering a connection between area schools and the College is important to our community and education," Middleton said. "The Art Extravaganza allows students to engage in an event that incorporates an audience of all ages and from all local communities."

Middleton said she hopes this year's silent auction exceeds totals from last year's event, which raised more than $1,500 for the art program and students from The Plains Elementary.

The pieces will be auctioned off in November at Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art. All proceeds from the Art Auction will benefit the individual artists and Crooksville's art program.

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