Monroe student places in statewide art display
A piece of artwork made by Monroe School student Mia Hoyos was selected for inclusion in a statewide display of student pieces in a contest sponsored by the Illinois Art Education Association.
Updated: February 4, 2013 1:15AM
When Monroe School student Mia Hoyos learned her artwork was chosen for inclusion in a statewide art display, she ran around the house screaming.
“I really like the picture that I made. It was one of my best and I worked my hardest on it.”
Hoyos painted the image of birch trees when she was in second grade. Art teacher Theresa McGee submitted the piece to the contest sponsored by the Illinois Art Education Association.
Hoyos’ picture was made in the 2011-12 school year during a lesson on Gustav Klempt. McGee notes that herstudents studied Klempt’s love of gold, the science of changing leaves, and the artistic use of perception and depth to add dimension to artwork.
Association members are annually asked to submit artwork that was created in their classroom. About 500 pieces from students in kindergarten through high school are sent in for review. From that group, 40 pieces of outstanding student artwork are chosen. Hoyos and McGee attended the IAEA Student Show reception and ceremony Nov. 3 in the Regency Ballroom.~.