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HCS art teachers participate in Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition

Hampton City Schools is excited to announce that many HCS art teachers have their artwork on display at the Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition.  Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition is from March 19 to May 1, at Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton.  Newly expanded to include colleges, universities and art institutes in south Hampton Roads, this perennial demonstration of talent among the Peninsula’s visual arts teachers now embraces the entire region. 

Featured in this juried exhibition will be over 115 artworks in drawing, watercolor, painting, crafts, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.  Pat Kirby, award-winning Chesapeake artist, selected the works to be included in the exhibition.  She also selected the winning artists, and they received a monetary award for their exemplary work. 

The following HCS art teachers won awards:

Jeff Burns (Kecoughtan High School)- Honorable mention for his acrylic piece The Parlor.
Tom Cutshaw (Kecoughtan High School)- Honorable mention for his colored pencil piece Tl'átk Héen Xáats (Earth, Water, Sky).

The following HCS art teachers have work accepted into this exhibit:
Roxanne Brown (Hampton High School)
Michelle Colby (Jones Middle School)
Heather Enyingi (Phenix Middle School)
Chris Hakanson (Phoebus High School)
Jennifer L. Hammock (Langley Elementary School)
Shelly Kelly (Barron Elementary School)
Erin Kerrick-Akamine (Andrews Elementary School)
Rachel Lehner (Bethel High School)
Emily Marshall (Kecoughtan High School)
Cynthia McAdoo Davis (Asbury Elementary School)
Margaret McFarland (Syms Middle School)
Diane Nusbaum (Bethel High School)
Debbie Taylor (Armstrong School for the Arts)
Ashley Waite (Spratley Gifted Center)
Mathew Wilcox (Cooper Elementary School)

Dr. Vivian Griese, fine arts curriculum leader, said, “Congratulations to these talented artists who are also awesome teachers!”

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