The creative artistry of Kent City students was on generous display recently, when some 250 community members strolled through a broad collection of more than 900 artworks by K-12 students in the school district’s fourth annual Visual Arts day.
“The student artists of Kent City have talent that deserves to be showcased,” art teacher Sara Goodrich said of the event at the high school gymnasium. “Their hard work and creative risk-taking is inspirational.”
Students were awarded first-, second- and third-place ribbons by art teachers Goodrich and Amy Foster, and artistic excellence ribbons were granted at each grade level for standout pieces. Visitors also participated in sculpture building and painting.
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