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Artists receive certificates for exhibition pieces

Students from Polo schools show their gift certificates from at the WoodWoodlawn Arts Academy of Sterling Student-Teacher Art Exhibit. They won eight of the top 12 honors. The winners are (from left) Logan Cox, Katy Hess, Drew Dewey, Casi Kurschner, Peyton Taylor, Hanna Blumhoff, Priscilla Dennison, and Abby Gorzney. They are shown with Christy Zepezaur, executive director. Photo submitted by Janel Stahr.
Students from Polo schools show their gift certificates from at the WoodWoodlawn Arts Academy of Sterling Student-Teacher Art Exhibit. They won eight of the top 12 honors. The winners are (from left) Logan Cox, Katy Hess, Drew Dewey, Casi Kurschner, Peyton Taylor, Hanna Blumhoff, Priscilla Dennison, and Abby Gorzney. They are shown with Christy Zepezaur, executive director. Photo submitted by Janel Stahr.

STERLING – The winners of the annual Student-Teacher Art Exhibit of Woodlawn Arts Academy have been announced.

First-place winners in their age categories are: Andrew Dewey, a senior at Polo Community High School, “Self-Portrait, Age” in colored pencil; Abigail Gorzny, a fifth-grade student at Centennial Elementary School in Polo, “Snowl,” a mixed media piece; and Logan Cox, a fourth-grade student at Centennial, “Quack Attack,” mixed media.

Other top 12 winners in their age categories were:

Dixon: Tyler Zepezauer, first grade, Washington School in Dixon, honorable mention for “Giraffe,” mixed media.

Milledgeville: Owen Moeller, third grade, Milledgeville Elementary School, third for “Cardinals,” watercolor.

Morrison: Kenzie Severson, sophomore, Morrison High School, honorable mention for “Elton John,” cassette tape/matte board.

Polo: Peyton Taylor, senior, second for “Self-Portrait,” colored pencil; Priscilla Tennison, eighth grade, Aplington Middle School, second for “Home on the Fallen Leaf,” watercolor; Kaylene Hess, fourth grade, Centennial, second for “Flowers Full of Love,” mixed media; Casandra Kurschner, senior, third for “Spring Sparkle,” mixed media; and Hanna Blumhoff, eighth grade, Applington, third for “Petals of Salt,” mixed media.

Rock Falls: Peyton Kelemen, seventh grade, Rock Falls Middle School, honorable mention for “Peek-A-Boo Panda,” scratchboard.

Each winner received a gift certificate from the academy. Photos of the top 12 pieces will be featured in the academy’s summer program brochure.

Woodlawn’s summer exhibit, “Fluid Expressions II,” featuring watercolor pieces, opens with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road.

For more information, call 815-626-4278.

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