Artwork from a previous Patton art auction
Photo courtesy of: University Communications and Marketing
Oct 31, 2013
By Erica Molfetto
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education's eighth Annual Art Extravaganza will be held in McCracken Hall Gallery at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.
The auction will feature the artwork of Meigs Middle School students from grades 6 through 8. The exhibit has been hanging in McCracken Hall Gallery since April 22 and will be sold at auction for anywhere between $10 to $25.
"I told them of the theme 'American Experience and Achievement,'" says Melanie Quillen, Meigs Middle School art teacher and event-coordinator. "I bought the canvases and paint and brought them in after I saw which children would be interested in entering the art show. They were very excited at the prospect of working with "real" art materials, and gaining the recognition of having their work in an exhibit."
This auction serves as a means to highlight the passion and creative abilities of local student artists from the Athens County area and beyond. Past participants include The Plains, Miller High School, Athens High School, Morgan County's South Elementary and Middle Schools, Meigs Middle School, Chauncey, Chieftain, Hocking Hills and Morrison Elementary.
The public is invited to attend this evening of free refreshments and beautiful artwork. The proceeds will be evenly split between the Meigs Middle School Art Department and the student-artist.
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