Local student winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing awards representing the West Central Michigan Art Region are on display until Feb. 29, at The Fed Galleries of the Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University, located in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building at 17 Pearl St. NW in Grand Rapids.
Among the works displayed are numerous winners from Kent ISD school districts. They include Byron Center, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kent City, Lowell, Northview, Rockford, Thornapple Kellogg and Wyoming. Kent is one of 43 counties, from Allegan to Wexford, served by the West Central Michigan Art Region.
In addition, an awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 29 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE in Grand Rapids, for all award recipients and their guests. An awards reception will follow at the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building.
The Scholastic Art & Writing competition began in 1923 and annually works to identify and showcase teens with exceptional artistic and literary talent. After the regional results, all Gold Key award winners move on to national competition.