MINT HILL – Autumn Nixon won first place in Mint Hill Arts’ 11th annual student art show for her colored pencil drawing, “To the Stars, through Adversity.”
Autumn, a sophomore, was taught art by her mother at the Nixon Academy of Art.
Mint Hill Arts recognized winners at the opening reception March 1. The show features 130 pieces of art from area schools – 77 from students in elementary and middle schools and 53 from high school students.
Charlotte artist Greg Barnes judged the high school work. Dr. Wesley Robinson, of Robinson Orthodontics, provided awards.
Second place was awarded to the watercolor “Seasick” by Margaret Coburn, a freshman taught by Katie Spata at Covenant Day School.
Athul Manju Vikas, taught by Teresa Elshoff at Ardrey Kell High School, took third place with an untitled piece.
Honorable mentions were awarded to the following students: Jayanth Vegesna, a freshman, taught quilling by his mother, for the piece, “Tiger”; Camila Moreno Lizarazo, a senior at Porter Ridge High School, taught by Janet Kerley, for her acrylic, “St. Maria Beheads Hubris”; Rachel Boyce, a senior at Covenant Day School, taught by Katie Spata, for her watercolor, “Overgrown”; and Eli Kibler, a junior at Covenant Day School taught by Karen Ernsberger, for the clay bust, “Boss.”
These pieces of art, along with many others, will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays until March 28 at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.