Crooked Tree Arts Center has announced the honorees of its 2017 Youth Art Show in Traverse City. The annual exhibition shines a spotlight on arts education, and provides area students the opportunity to show their work in a gallery setting.
“It's also a way for families, art instructors, and community members get a glimpse into the different art projects and activities happening every day in Northern Michigan classrooms,” says Kaleigh James, CTAC-TC education and outreach director. “We are so grateful to all participating instructors for the work they do each day to instill creativity and curiosity in their students.”
Taking first place honors in the high school division was Liam Kaiser, a senior at Traverse City West High School. Second place was awarded to Kylie Christensen, a senior at Cadillac High School. Isaac Castillo, a senior at Frankfort High School, took third place. The high school honorees received cash awards, which were generously sponsored by Al and Susan Cogswell, Beth and Fred Bynum, Stephen and Raenette Palmer, and Alicia Sanford.
The high school division students earning honorable mentions were: Colin Cook, Mesick Consolidated Schools; Amy Green, Frankfort High School; Annalysse Gronda, Traverse City West Senior High; Corey Larson, Frankfort High School; Lukas Pletcher, Frankfort High School; Jaclyn Rogers, Mancelona High School; and Jordan Warner, Forest Area Schools.
Middle school division honorable mentions were: Alli DeVol, Kalkaska Middle School; Andrew
H., Traverse City East Middle School; and Grace Lord, Traverse City Christian School.
The nearly 300 pieces in the show were curated by twenty-two art teachers representing 29 area schools. The Youth Art Show runs through March 25 at Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Traverse City location, at 322 Sixth Street. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Youth Art Show is made possible by the Kroeger-Mainland Family Fund at PHSACF and Edward Jones of Traverse City, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey.