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Student artwork is on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

April 26, 2024

Art exhibit honorees

More than 130 student works of art were selected for the 2nd Annual K-8 State of the Digital Arts Exhibition. The artwork will be on display at the Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art through May 5.

A reception and awards ceremony was held on Thursday, April 25, at the museum, which is on the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus.

In partnership with the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and St. Petersburg College, PCS elementary and middle school art teachers were invited to showcase their students’ digital art, sequential art (comics), photography, 3-D-printed art, and films/animations.  All of the work can also be viewed in the PCS Student Virtual Art Gallery.

Congratulations to the award winners:

Awards of Excellence

  • Jackson  Arena, Grade 7, Machinery Midnight, Digital Art, Clearwater Fundamental, Teacher Karen Santangelo
  • Ava Simoni, Grade 5, Surreal Scene, Digital Art, North Shore Elementary, Teacher Renate Taylor

Awards of Merit

  • Neimiah Bittel, Grade 3, Gum Ball Machine, Digital Art, Frontier Elementary, Teacher Emily Lees
  • An Phan, Grade 4, Puppy Cake Chao, Digital Art, Seventy-Fourth St. Elementary, Teacher Michelle Myers     
  • Tristan Robertson, Grade 1, Melting Chameleons, Digital Art, Sunset Hills, Elementary, Teacher Katey Hill     
  • Isabella Guillen, Grade 8, Urban Harmony, Digital Art, Carwise Middle, Teacher Lori Manning
  • Harper Pollard, Grade 8, Miss Argentina, Digital Art, John Hopkins Middle, Teacher Jenna Hasbrouck
  • Gabriella Dykstra, Grade 8, Luminosity, Digital Art, John Hopkins Middle, Teacher Jenna Hasbrouck

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