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Artwork Selected for Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

Artwork Selected for Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition

Back row: Wiley Lyons, Ian Mikesell, Ashley Grimmer, Clare Purdy, Jacob Hudson . Front row: Mark Andrews, Katie Copetas, Amanda Lewis, Grace Amlung, Olivia Walker. Not pictured: Emma Phillips

Artwork completed by 12 Mariemont High School students was selected for inclusion in the state competition for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

Grace Amlung had work selected in photography; Mark Andrews in photography; Katie Copetas in photography; Ashley Grimmer in computer art; Jacob Hudson in photography; Amanda Lewis in photography; Wiley Lyons in computer art; Ian Mikesell in photography; Emma Phillips in computer art; Clare Purdy in photography; and Olivia Walker in mixed media.

Although the state judging takes place in Columbus, the judges for this level are selected from all over the country and are usually college-level instructors, professional artists or both.

"We had a banner year at the high school with so many pieces of work by these talented young artists selected for display in the exhibit," said Kim Richardson, visual arts teacher at Mariemont High School. "This is great opportunity to highlight their creativity and expertise."

The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, now in its 47th year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of the state’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. The purpose of the exhibition is “to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition.”