The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 25, 2013

Student Art Show highlights local students during Hot Pepper Fest

By CRISTIN REECE
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The Palestine Main Street department is showcasing some local talent during this year's Hot Pepper Festival.

Students from Palestine Junior High and High schools and Elkhart Middle and High schools will display their works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, inside the Historic Carnegie Library, 502 N. Queen St., in Palestine.

“We are close to the beginning of the year, and have just started our classes, but my students have created some great pieces,” said Jacqui Hamel, Palestine Junior High art teacher. “My students are very excited and hope everyone will enjoy their work.”

Artists on display range from sixth grade through 12th grade. Works on display will include Animal Scratch Art, Abstract Line Design, Oil Pastel Landscapes and Space Art.

Participants from the Elkhart Independent School District include sixth graders, Hope Benton, Kaden Callaway, Madison Crader, Gracie Johnson, Mayraj Khan, Grace Morgan, Karson Pardue, Lexi Philipp, Breanna Warner and Chloe Weisinger; seventh graders, Jachin Goodman, Lily Nolan, Kimberly Rice and Makayla Walker; and eighth graders, Preslye Cox, Shyenne Heuer, Michael Jones, Madison Kassaw, Aaren Lively, Kortney McCormick and Saaleha Mohiuddin.

Elkhart High School artists include Meghan Austin, Catie Bridges, Chassity Chambless, Anna Clark, Haylee Croft, Megan Davis, Delaney Duhon, Morgan Gilley, Robin Grant, Jordan Ives, Hannah Leonard, Sarah Leonard, Courtney Lindsey, Tayler Lyons, Kayla Matthews, Skyler Rodgers, Matt Rota , Casey Sanders, Kaylee Smith, Cameron Szabo, Alexis Taylor, Maggie Williams and Emily Wilson.

Palestine Junior High students showcased in the exhibit include Rene Martinez, Alyson Alvarez, Emma Ham, Joseline Garcia, Delfino Castillo, Jhovany Lopez, Veronica George, Cristina Arroliga, Daviciea McCartney, Isabel Garcia, Edgar Ayala, Eleana McEwen, Erick Rangel and Minerba Galvan.

No works will be for sale.

“As a city and downtown organization, we are so proud of our students. It will amaze you what they can create,” Main Street manager Laura Westgate said. “I highly recommend a walk through the historic Carnegie during the festival, it will be time well spent.”

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