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MCS students shine at All-City Art Show

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MARION — Thousands of pieces of art were put on display recently at Marion High School during the All-City Art Show.

Marion Community Schools students from kindergarten through 12th grade contributed to the show, which filled the lobby of the F. Ritchie Walton Center for the Performing Arts. A steady stream of visitors attended a public reception May 18, 2013, to view the art. 



A visitor peruses the All-City Art Show May 18, 2013, at the F. Ritchie Walton Center for the Performing Arts at MHS. To see more photos, click here.


Winners at the high school level were also revealed during the reception. Marion High School students’ art is judged every year by a local artist. This year’s judge was a retired art teacher from the area, Margie Smith, who retired from Mississinewa schools.
Mitch Diedrich, an MHS senior, earned "Best of Show" with his ink drawing, a portrait titled "Local Hero." Several other pieces of art earned students prize ribbons.



Visitors pause to examine the artwork that won "Best in Show" - an ink drawing by Mitch Diedrich, a Marion High School senior - at the All-City Art Show May 18, 2013, at the F. Ritchie Walton Center for the Performing Arts at MHS. To see more photos, click here.


Top awards also include prize money, sponsored by Tri Kappa, a philanthropic organization that has chapters throughout the state of Indiana, including in Marion, the Gamma Rho chapter. The sorority was founded in 1925 on the principles of charity, culture and education, said local member Charmayne Saylors, and the group hosts a number of fundraisers every year to fuel the many gifts and scholarships the provide.

"Tri Kappa is pleased to continue this recognition of local high school artists," Saylors said.

This year's awards to winners at the All-City Art Show totaled $845, Saylors said, including $100 awarded to the Best of Show winner. Winners also receive encouraging letters from the group.

MCS is grateful for Tri Kappa’s long history of supporting the arts at Marion High School. 

Artworks on display included paintings, sculptures, weaving and more. To see more of the artwork, click here.