Patton High School visual arts students Ben Helton, Kimberly Dellinger and Raelyn “Shae” Brown will be honored at the Asheville Museum of Art’s 2017 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Helton received a Silver Key award for a fashion entry of a handmade scarf made on a floor loom; Dellinger received an honorable mention in the sculpture category for a book sculpture and Brown received an honorable mention in the printmaking category for a print. All students will be recognized at a ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Auditorium in Asheville.
Since 1923, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. has conducted the National Scholastic Art Awards to encourage and recognize student achievements in the visual arts. The museum’s School & Family Programs Manager Erin Shope said, “The WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards are one of the most important community outreach programs provided by the Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects. We are so happy to be able to highlight the top artistic achievements of our region. The talent displayed by our area students is a shining reflection upon the dedicated support they receive from their art teachers. These teachers play a vital role in the development of students who can and will succeed in whatever career path they pursue.”