The second annual Art Walk and Artist Showcase at Fellowship Christian School was held April 28th in the brand new FCS Art Gallery. The Art Show featured performing arts, including the choreography by the Worship and Dance Team, and the High School Chamber Singers, who inspired the audience with songs from around the world. The professionally judged event was open to K-12th grade students who showcased a full range of technique, subject matter, and media for critical assessment by the community based judges.
James Pettit from James Pettit Photography states, "I thoroughly enjoyed viewing and judging the students’ art work at the Fellowship Christian School Artists Showcase this year. The level of talent from these young artists was overwhelmingly exceptional, as well as the number of entries across many categories such as photography, painting, drawing, 3-D, and digital media. This art show exceeded my expectations and is worthy of attention by the community."
The photography submissions focused on the students’ creative eye and digital editing capabilities while the sculpture, drawings and paintings demonstrated the innovative use of mediums and materials. Awards in painting, drawing, photography, digital media, 3D sculpture and conceptual art were awarded by the professional jury. First place winners for High School Art were Emmie Harvard, Riley Corbett, Caio Ferreira, Ireland McKee, and Chloe Greaves. First place winners in Middle School Art were Sierra Inglis, Abby Anastasia, and Aiden Duffy. Best in Show was awarded to 11th grade student, Kristina Benbow, who submitted an abstract contour line drawing in the style of Picasso.
Art Show judge Donna McDonald from MUSE and Company Fine Art shared her opinion on the event and level of artistry, "The level of talent from these students in all mediums is impressive. The beautiful new building and art room is a wonderful place for furthering their education and creativity. I look forward to next year and seeing the growth and the art that is created by these budding artists.”
The mission of Fellowship Christian School’s Fine Arts is to awaken, nurture, and affirm the artisan soul within every student through creative expression. They embrace the arts as an essential element of a well-rounded education.