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Middle school students get to show artistic side

May 7, 2019 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — The second annual Tri-State Middle School Art Show was held at Mohave Community College and featured artists from Mohave Accelerated Learning Center, Bullhead City Junior High and Desert Star Academy.

“We had students from the fifth to eighth grade participate in the art show,” said Sonja Borough, art teacher for Desert Star Academy. “The art produced by the young artists was judged by members of the River Valley Artists Guild and Mohave Community College Art Club.”

The art show featured drawing, painting and mixed media pieces, all of which were judged and only one was selected as best of show.

“We hope that this middle school art show keeps on getting bigger and bigger,” said Holly Hamelton, Desert Star Academy art teacher and RVAG member. “We are very proud of each and every student that had a piece of art in the art show. We know that if we have more of these art shows for middle school students they can become more aware of a career in art. It’s also a way that they can get a chance to take a look at the college and all the art classes they offer.”

The night continued with the presentation of different awards and the presentation of Best in Show to Elizabeth Ohara, an eighth-grader from Desert Star Academy.

The RVAG and college art club also worked in cooperation for the annual Tri-State High School Art Show late last month.