SILER CITY, N.C. — Joseph Richardson and Jaymonee received top honors at “The World Around You: A Celebration of Art,” a juried art exhibition held on October 23 at Jordan-Matthews High School.
Richardson was presented first place and a $100 award for his painting, “Growing Out.” Jaymonee received second place and a $50 award for her painting “Self Love." Receiving honorable mention from judges Barbara Hengstenberg and Bronwyn Watson was Monica Razo for her mixed media work, “Inside My Heart."
“The World Around You: A Celebration of Art” was inspired by “Under the Sea," a featured number from JM’s upcoming musical production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” which offers three performances only from November 15 to 17.
Advanced students interpreted the theme in many different mediums, while concentrating on observation, identity and perspective. Art I and II students used an "Under the Sea” theme, drawn directly from the song’s title, to create art based on sea life, both real and imaginary.
The fall art show was planned and presented by Art III/IV students and presented with assistance from JMArts, the Jordan-Matthews Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with about 90 members and five organizational partners working to provide what JM artists need to excel.